This day and every day, we all deserve to feel safe, included and equal.
This International Women’s Day, we are moving beyond morning teas to spotlight the work going on across the year to bring the gendered issues that women experience to light.
Organisations from across Victoria are working hard to build a birds-eye view of the challenges facing both people experiencing violence and the services that support them. By building evidence and our understanding, we can find and promote inclusive, sustainable solutions to modern issues and build a safe and equal future for all.
Today we want to spotlight some of the research being done in Victoria to ‘crack the code’ to end family and gender-based violence:
- Respect Victoria’s Prevention of Family Violence Data Platform: A comprehensive data repository, tracking trends related to the prevention and prevalence of family violence and all forms of violence against women in Victoria.
- She’s a Crowd: A storytelling platform that uses gender data to make cities safer for women and gender-diverse people.
- Crime Statistics Agency’s Family Violence Data Portal: Dashboards containing interactive visualisations of family violence data, detailed Excel data tables, interactive infographics with key statistics on family violence in geographic areas.
- Safe and Equal’s Measuring Service Demand Project: A project aiming to capture and quantify current unmet demand within specialist family violence services, by developing and piloting a set of indicators to estimate service demand.
This is the work going on across the state. On an individual level, there are ways that we can help to build the bigger picture for our community and workplace decision-makers:
- Leveraging the research above to inform conversations and outcomes in your workplace
- Funding organisations to continue this important work
- Ensuring that emerging research captures diverse experiences
Learn more and get involved with UN Women Australia’s #IWD2023 campaign here: https://unwomen.org.au/get-involved/international-womens-day/