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From 25 November–10 December Metro South Health is taking a united stand against gender-based violence. This year's UNiTE campaign theme is 'Invest to prevent violence against women and girls'. The time for change is here and now. Violence against women is preventable.
Did you know... in 2023, on average one woman every ten days has lost their life to violence in Australia.
Patients and visitors can find information regarding support services at a display in the Orange Lifts Foyer from Friday 25 November to Saturday 10 December.
Recognise the signs of domestic violence, which may not always be immediately obvious.
Respond, by listening carefully and without judgement.
Refer, by connecting the person to the most appropriate service. That could include a referral to your local social work department, to DVConnect, or to the free Women's Legal Service available at our hospitals.
As clinicians and support professionals, we all have a role to play in preventing domestic and family violence, as well as supporting survivors of violence.
The time for change is here and now. Violence against women is preventable.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you can contact:
If you are in immediate risk please contact Police on 000.