If we change unfair and harmful attitudes and treatment of people based on gender, we can stop sexual harassment, discrimination and violence before it starts.
This includes within the legal and justice sector, which employs about 32,000 people in Victoria and impacts all of us.
The Starts With Us reports show Victoria’s legal and justice sector fails to treat women equally, the underlying driver of men’s violence against women.
Outdated and unfair workplace practices and cultures hold the problem in place.
Our Starts With Us campaign is driving action on gender equality across the legal and justice sector.
Women’s Legal Service Victoria is working with organisations from across the legal and justice sector to make our workplaces equal, fairer and safer for women.
We are asking legal and justice organisations to:
Together, we will create a framework and tools for all legal and justice workplaces to use so that everyone is valued and treated as equals regardless of gender.
We can all support the prevention of violence against women. If you work in the legal and justice sector, we ask you:
Our sector can and must be part of Victoria’s efforts to eliminate sexism and gender inequality as the underlying drivers of violence against women.
This project is funded by the Victorian Government as part of the Free From Violence strategy and is part of a state-wide coordinated effort to prevent violence against women. We thank our Steering Committee and Consortium Partners throughout this work.