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Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance (CoRE) Alliance is a partnership of organisations, businesses, clubs and groups who share a vision for safe, equal and respectful communities in the Grampians region. The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is proud to be a member, working towards this vision. 

CoRE Members commit to the CoRE Regional Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children developed as part of the Women’s Health Services Leading Regional Action to Prevent Violence against Women and Children Project.

This plan guides individual organisations and collective work fostering communities of respect, equality and preventing violence against women.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is proud to be participating in Respect Victoria’s Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’ (Respect Is) 16 Days initiative from 25 November to 10 December 2021, coinciding with the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

What does the data tell us? 

(Source: Respect Victoria’s Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’ (Respect Is) 16 Days initiative)

Gender inequality is one of the primary drivers of gender-based violence and family violence. We also know that other intersecting forms of discrimination - including racism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, and colonialism - are drivers of violence.

In Australia right now, the stats show that: 

  • 1 in 4 women have experienced violence by an intimate partner since the age of 15
  • Nearly 2 in 5 women with disabilities have experienced violence from a partner, ex-partner or family member
  • 1 in 3 LGBTIQ+ people have experienced violence from a partner, ex-partner or family member
  • 1 in 3 migrant and refugee women living in Australia have experienced family violence
  • 95% of all victims of violence, regardless of gender, experience violence from a male perpetrator

The 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) found that 40% of people believe that women exaggerate when they talk about inequality.

We can all play a role in preventing gender-based violence in all its forms - so join us with leading with respect, and calling out discrimination.

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CoRE Commitment Charter Ballarat East Neighbourhood House September 2021

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House CoRE Plan will be uploaded onto this page as it is developed.