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We know that many people experiencing family violence will reach out to family and friends first. How you respond can make a real difference on someone’s journey to safety.

We can all keep an eye out for the signs of family violence, speak up, and offer support. With the right approach, your support can make a real difference. Learn how to ask “are you safe at home?” by watching our new video series.


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Safe and Equal responds to the introduction of standalone non-fatal strangulation offences in Victoria

As the peak body for specialist family violence services in Victoria, Safe and Equal welcomes initiatives that bring attention to non-fatal strangulation, as it is deeply connected to family violence risk, serious injury, and significant harm to victim survivors’ psychological and physical wellbeing.

More needed to address family and gender-based violence in government’s new Action Plan

Safe and Equal welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s release of the First Action Plan 2023-2027, as the first of two Action Plans under the 10-year National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032.

Victoria’s family violence response stays the course, but no end in sight for housing crisis

Victoria has led the way in preventing and responding to family violence, but we have a long way to go to ensure a flexible and accessible system that works for everyone.  

Safe and equal
in the news

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Housing crisis forcing people to choose between their abusers and homelessness

The Melbourne Anglican – 10 June 2023

Police officer told Kristen her violent ex was just 'blowing off steam' after she fled abuse

9 Honey – 18 May 2023

'No doubt my children and I would have been murdered': Olga's harrowing prediction before unlikely rescue from family violence

9 Honey – 11 May 2023


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