Support faith groups and train men to prevent violence against women, Church urges

Mark Brolly (The Melbourne Anglican, June 16, 2015 )
The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne strongly believe(s) the Victorian government must, along with early intervention and tertiary responses, continue to invest in long-term and strategic commitment to prevention that includes primary prevention measures. It is not enough to step in once the damage is done. Without a clear commitment and investment in policies and programs focused on intervening before violence occurs, personal and financial costs will continue to grow leading to increased tertiary sector expenditure. Faith communities and associated welfare agencies are important and appropriate entities to assist in primary prevention and should be resourced accordingly, the submission said. Read the full report here