The City of Ballarat is committed to recognising violence against women as a key social and health issue and to taking action to prevent violence against women.
Please note, active promotion and implementation of the Ballarat Community Charter concluded in 2017.
Preventing violence against women before it occurs has positive impacts not only for women but for the whole community.
Discover more about the Prevention of Violence Against Women Charter.
The City of Ballarat acknowledges no one should be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948).
The Charter was developed because:
See the Health Costs of Violence by VicHealth.
The Charter for Prevention of Violence against Women aims to:
The City of Ballarat acknowledges the following contributors for their involvement in developing the Charter for the Prevention of Violence against Women and Implementation Plan 2012-2017: