Stopping gendered violence in the workplace before it happens

Everyone has the right to a safe workplace, free from discrimination and harassment, no matter their gender.

That’s why we’re proud to launch the Starts With Us Framework to guide legal and justice workplaces to prevent gendered violence at work.

The Starts With Us Framework steps out how legal and justice workplaces, however big or small, can prevent gendered violence before it begins, by changing attitudes, cultural norms and systems and structures.

This Framework draws on the learnings of our Starts With Us project. We wish to acknowledge the commitment and expertise of the Starts With Us Steering Committee members, who have guided the development of this Framework and the Starts With Us project as a whole.

We would like to specifically acknowledge Department of Justice and Community Safety, Victoria Federation of Community Legal Centres, Law Institute of Victoria, Justice Karin Emerton, Justice Helen Rofe, Lander and Rogers, Slater and Gordon, Victoria Legal Aid, Victorian Bar, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission, Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner, Victorian Women Lawyers and Women’s Health Victoria whose work and experiences informed this Framework.

Read more about the Starts With Us Framework here.

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