We have moved to our new head office at 292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford. It is our goal is to develop the premises as a multi-purpose community hub for our Aboriginal clients. We need your support.
Become a Volunteer
Make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal victims/survivors of family violence by volunteering at FVPLS Victoria. Click here for further information.
Save Our Sisters Day Out!!!
We are campaigning to raise funds for our Sisters Day Out Program that is facing financial uncertainty. So far, we have raised over $4000. If you would like to make a contribution to continue this very successful program, please donate online: www.gofundme.com/sistersdayout
16 Days of Activism Against Gendered Violence Campaign
10 actions to stand firm against violence against Aboriginal women and children
FVPLS Victoria is fully supporting the 16 Days of Activism campaign. Our service is not gender exclusive but 93% of our clients are Aboriginal women. It is important to acknowledge that violence against women and gender inequality are causal factors to family violence. 93% of the women we work with are hurt by men from many different cultures and backgrounds.
FVPLS Victoria is calling on all of the community to take action. Here are our suggested 10 actions to stand firm against violence against Aboriginal women and children:
1. Write to your local MP/ Senator. Download our template letter.
2. Organise a community morning tea to raise awareness about the 16 Days of Activism campaign.
3. Donate a new toy to FVPLS Victoria’s Xmas giving tree. (Gifts will be distributed to our clients).
4. Buy a food voucher and donate it to FVPLS Victoria’s emergency relief funds so we can further support our clients.
5. Sell something on Ebay or at a garage sale and use the money to make a donation to FVPLS Victoria, which supports victims/survivors of family violence. (Donations over $2 are tax deductable).
6. Make an online donation to our Sisters Day Out® program: www.gofundme.com/sistersdayout. The Sisters Day Out® program helps Aboriginal women to build resilience and break the cycle of violence.
7. Wear something orange to support the Ochre Ribbon campaign and raise awareness about the impacts of family violence in Aboriginal communities.
8. Check in with a friend. Family violence affects 1 in 3 women in Australia. It is important that sisters stand strong together to support each other.
9. Use the Ochre Ribbon image as your profile picture on Facebook, twitter or other social media account. (The ochre ribbon file can be downloaded from our Facebook page).
10. Use your Facebook page, twitter account or other social media account to promote facts about family violence. Share some infographics, and tag 16 friends and ask them to tag another 16 friends. (Infographics about family violence can be downloaded from our Facebook page).
The Victorian Government is also supporting the 16 Days of Activism Campaign and has recently launched the Victoria against violence, 16 Days of Activism campaign. More details available at www.vic.gov.au/victoriaagainstviolence.
FVPLS Victoria encourages people to promote our '10 actions to stand firm against violence against Aboriginal women and children'. You can download the FVPLS Victoria 16 Days_10 actions A4 flyer.
Call the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria toll free on 1800 105 303.
If you need support after hours you can call safe steps Family Violence Response Centre of Victoria on 03 9322 3555 or country toll free on 1800 015 188. For emergency assistance, call Police on 000.