16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
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Alpine Shire Council and Alpine Health are committed to preventing the harms caused by family violence and call on the community to ‘Call it Out’.
‘Gender-based violence’ includes all forms of violence against people based on their gender, or violence that affects people of a particular gender disproportionately. It is most frequently used to describe men’s violence against women.
Family violence involves patterns of coercive, controlling and abusive behaviours inflicted on victim survivors resulting in fear for their own or someone else’s safety and wellbeing. Family violence can take many forms including coercive control, physical, sexual, psychological, emotional and spiritual violence. It also includes financial/economic abuse and technology facilitated abuse. Family violence can occur within a diverse range of family units including:
- Intimate partners (current or former): married or de facto couples with or without children
- Other family members; including siblings, step-parents, extended kinship connections
- Adolescent or adult children and their parents
- Older people and their adult children, relatives or carers
- People with disabilities and their relatives or carers.
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