PREVENTION: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Every week in Australia, a woman is killed by a current or former partner. As first responders, our firefighters are regularly called to violent incidents. MFB regularly witness the aftermath of homicide, manslaughter and sexual, physical and family violence.
MFB is in the business of protecting lives and preventing harm. We are proud to offer business practices that address and support the prevention of this issue.
Workplaces are important in providing prevention and support for people affected by violence. This is why the Victorian Government has commenced rolling out the Workplace Equality and Respect Program across the public sector.
MFB offers a supportive workplace for people affected by family violence. In 2017 we introduced Family Violence Leave, published the MFB Family Violence Resource Guide, and established Family Violence Contact Officers.
MFB is also a supporter 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Each year we take this opportunity to share content and resources about gender-based violence for 16 consecutive days and reflect on the work we are doing to support the prevention of violence against women. Together we can make a difference.