Link Health and Community is committed to gender equality and zero tolerance for violence against women and children.
Violence against women is a serious and prevalent health issue. In Victoria, it is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged 15-44 years. Violence against women is experienced in all communities and Monash is no exception.
Link Health and Community works to prevent violence against women before it occurs. It does this by joining forces with other organisations, such as local government and women’s health services, to implement innovative health promotion initiatives. For example, Link Health and Community worked with Monash City Council and VicHealth on the Generating Equality and Respect Program. This program aimed to promote respectful, non-violent and equal relationships between men and women.
For further information about our work around the prevention of violence against women, contact the Health Promotion Manager on 1300 552 509.