Published May 20 2022
May marks Australia’s Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month.
Merri Health views family violence as a serious health problem and are committed to the prevention and awareness raising of the issue.
Gender inequality is the key driver of violence against women. Our new 2022-23 Family Violence and Gender Equality Strategic Action Plan outlines the actions we will take towards our strategic goal to ‘create a better future for our community that is free of violence and is gender equitable, safe and respectful’.
We commit to family violence and gender equality initiatives across the organisation through action in three strategic areas:
- Leadership, workplace commitment and responsiveness
- Community education and awareness raising
- Workforce and organisational practice