Call to action on family violence

One in five people believe there are instances where women are responsible for the violence they experience. These sorts of attitudes are a symptom of gender inequality and show that our society values women less than men. It’s possible to end violence against women, Sumeyya Illanbey explores our call to action in the Melton and Moorabool Star Weekly.

Domestic violence is preventable and not inevitable, according to Women’s Health West. ‘If we want to get real about ending violence against women, we need to work on preventing it,’ the organisation’s senior health promotion officer Stephanie Rich said.