In July, the Commonwealth Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, and the Victorian Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge MP, launched a new organisation, the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children. The Foundation has been set up to raise awareness and engage the community to prevent violence against women and their children. Natasha Stott Despoja AM has been appointed as Chair of the Foundation.
“Think of an Australia where women, girls and boys live without the threat or fear of abuse and violence, of any kind, whether in their homes or in other places.
Think of living in a country in which we all speak up about these issues and as a community say we do not and cannot accept violence in the lives of anyone.
This is what the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children is about.
I am proud to be leading this new national organisation as we progress the important business of raising awareness across the community and engaging individuals, groups and organisations to take action to prevent violence against women and children”, said Ms Stott Despoja AM.
Source: Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children