Prevention of Violence Against Women Health Alliance

Strategic Priority: Prevention of Violence Against Women


Barwon Health, Colac Area Health, Bellarine Community Health, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West and the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar.


Prevention of Violence against Women (PVAW) has been determined as a shared priority in the G21 region because, as stated in the Victorian State Government’s “Free From Violence” strategy:

“In Australia, violence in intimate relationships contributes more to the disease burden for women aged 18 to 44 years than any other risk factor like smoking, alcohol use or being overweight or obese.”

The PVAW Health Alliance Action Plan 2019-20 brings together key health services in the G21 region with a primary prevention focus on violence against women. The action plan aligns with a number of state and regional plans including:

For further details about this initiative, please contact the G21 Health and Wellbeing team. Contact us.

This page was updated by the G21 HWB team on 1/10/19 

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Project Events

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - 5:00pm to Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 6:30pm

You are invited to the open night @ The Orange Door, Barwon for a tour of the facility and an overview of the services.

Sunday, 8 March 2020 (All day)

International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual

An equal world is an enabled world.

Related Resources

Clear, accessible and effective communication is vital in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW). It is a cornerstone of the widespread cultural and systemic change needed for PVAW, and has the potential to influence beliefs, attitudes and norms.