The Loddon Gender Equality and Violence Prevention Consortium’s purpose is to lead, influence and mobilise an enduring coordinated community response that ensures women and children are safe from gender-based violence and abuse, and holds perpetrators to account.

The Consortium consists of: Centre for Non-Violence (lead agency), Annie North Inc., Centre Against Sexual Assault Central Victoria, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health.

Each of our agencies has a history and expertise in working in family violence, sexual violence, women’s and community health services throughout regional and rural Victoria, spanning in some cases, 30+ years.

The purpose of the Loddon Gender Equality and Violence Prevention Consortium is to:

  • Ensure women lead, participate in and benefit equally within our community.
  • Challenge structures, beliefs and values that contribute to gender inequality and all forms of violence against women and their children.
  • Provide integrated responses to gender-based violence and ensure that they prioritise the safety of women and children.
  • Hold men who use violence towards women and their children accountable for their use of violence.

Our vision is for a future where all women and their children experience gender and social equality, living to their full potential.