This website is designed to be a starting point for your journey to understanding the link between gender inequality and gender based violence or men’s violence against women (MVAW). It is designed to create conversation, reflection and encourage you to learn more, act more and become more involved in our campaign to prevent violence against women.

Please take the time to browse the information on this site, and get in touch to find out how you can continue learning about ‘the link’, and how all of us can be active in ending violence against women and children”

By ‘making the link’ and understanding the importance that gender equality has on the safety and wellbeing of women, we can create change, together.

This is not a simple topic to understand. It takes commitment to be open to ongoing learning, exploring, reading, watching, listening and reflecting on this topic to really start understanding the depth of it, and making change. Follow us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook) and subscribe to updates for tips, articles and inspiration as to how you can make a difference in your community.

Watch ‘Let’s change the story’ to gain a deeper understanding of the issue.

What are our community attitudes really like?

We are more sexist than you think VicHealth

The 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) captures the  common violence supportive attitudes in our society and tracks how these attitudes shape social norms and influence behaviour.  This video highlights that we have a lot of work to do to end violence against women.

Developed by VicHealth in partnership with The University of Melbourne, the Social Research Centre and experts across Australia.

You can make a difference



Make the link today, check your behaviour, change your attitudes and help us create change in society.





Listen to Sarah and Fiona’s interview with ABC Gippsland on Mentors in Violence Prevention.  Visit full ABC Gippsland blog.

Listen to Andrea’s interview by Sydney Radio 2SER and learn about our campaign.