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DV-alert, funded by the Federal Government Department of Social Services, welcomes the release of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.
For the first time since 2019, the dedicated team behind the DV-alert program participated in the recent DV-alert National Meeting held in Sydney on 22 – 24 June 2022.
Since 2007, Lifeline has delivered DV-alert as a free, nationally recognised training program that enables frontline workers to support people experiencing domestic and family violence. The DV-alert program has reached a new milestone as the 50,000th participant has completed domestic and family violence training.
Engaging professional development that initiates participation in essential training for frontline workers. As a society, we have collectively celebrated the work of frontline professionals as they protect and support us through such trying times.
Whilst there is much to celebrate this IWD, we also need to acknowledge that this day holds a dual purpose - to call for immediate action on accelerating gender equality. If we are to pick one issue to focus on this year, the epidemic of domestic and family violence should be it.
Since 1981, the 25th of November has been observed by women’s rights activists as a day against gender-based violence. The United Nations General Assembly formally designated 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 19 years later in 2000.