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A new peak body for the family violence sector

Combining over thirty years of experience in advocacy and innovation for change in the family violence sector, DV Vic and DVRCV are proud to unite as Safe and Equal, the peak body for specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors in Victoria.   

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Welcome step in ensuring Victoria’s future social housing supply

Safe and Equal, and Victoria’s state-wide family violence service, Safe Steps, welcome the Victorian Government’s announcement today of a new Social and Affordable Housing Contribution Fund, expected to raise over $800 million and provide 1,700 new social and affordable homes annually over the next ten years.

An important report on the critical issue of misidentification

Safe and Equal’s response to the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor’s report into accurate identification of predominant aggressors. The report unpacks the all too frequent issue of a victim survivor being labelled as the perpetrator in a family violence setting. 

A new peak body for the family violence sector

DV Vic and DVRCV have united to form Safe and Equal, Victoria’s peak body for family and gender-based violence. 

Safe and equal
in the news

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Regional Victorian family violence on rise amid fears government funding ‘isn’t enough’

Herald Sun – 14 April 2022

Maria Dimopoulos AM appointed new Board Chair of Safe and Equal

The Greek Herald 21 February 2022

Safe and Equal partners with Berry Street to create practitioner resources around family violence

The Sector – 3 February 2022


With the Safe and Equal monthly bulletin