Victoria against violence

Respect Victoria

Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism

The Victoria Against Violence (VAV) 2018 campaign, now in its fourth year, is a community-based education and awareness initiative that aims to engage and educate the community about the link between violence against women and gender inequality. VAV is timed to coincide with the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence and raising awareness about the impact of violence against women. Therefore, the VAV campaign commences on November 25th which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and concludes on December 10th which is International Human Rights Day.

The VAV 2018 campaign hopes to build on the momentum of last year’s campaign, to turn the whole Victorian community’s attention to the devastating impact that family violence has on the lives of so many.

Violence affects too many families in Victoria, and we all have a role to play in preventing violence in our community. In 2018, the campaign themes are #callitout #orangecard and #freefromviolence – every Victorian can play a role in preventing family violence to help make Victoria a safe and equal society

How can you help?  Next time you see or hear someone being disrespected on or offline, call it out with the #OrangeCard.  It’s easy, you can post it, Tweet it, write it, show it or just say it.

If we work together we can change the conversation.

Support Services

If you or someone you know experience family violence help is available:

In an emergency, call 000.


For confidential support and information call 1800 015 188 family violence response line 24/7.

MEN’S REFERRAL SERVICE (MRS) – 1300 766 491 

MRS provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732

The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. 24/7 phone and online services.

KIDS HELPLINE – 1800 55 1800 

Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years. 24/7 phone and online services.

MENS LINE – 1300 78 99 78 

Professional support and information service for Australian men. 24/7 phone and online services.

NAPCAN – (02) 8073 3300

Go to the Urgent Help section of the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) website for contact details of agencies which assist with reporting child abuse and neglect.