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We remind media of the national guidelines that have been developed by Our Watch to provide tips and information the media can use to ensure their reporting does not further harm victim-survivors and is part of the solution to violence against all women and their children.

Media archive

Violent partner check worries, Geelong Advertiser, 26 June 2018

Family violence victims to benefit from $3m makeover to Barwon Multi-Disciplinary Centre,  Geelong Advertiser, 18 April 2018

Barwon CASA to become The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre, The Wimmera Mail Times, 11 December 2017

Barwon CASA changes its name, The Weekly Advertiser, 7 December 2017

“Rape case fallout: Neville, Couzens, Eren, Katos show ‘in principle’ support for law changes”, Geelong Advertiser, 22 March 2017

“Story of Violence”, Geelong Advertiser, 13 December 2016

“Headspace coup for Horsham”, The Weekly Advertiser, 4 October 2016

“Horsham’s Barwon CASA to merge with Minerva Community Services”, The Wimmera Mail-Times, 14 July 2016

“Transforming the Response to Sexual Assault & Family Violence”, Ruby Magazine, Winter 2016

“Signed up for the Sisters”, Voice on Pako, 17 March 2016

“Lessons in Respect”, Voice Ocean Grove, 10 March 2016

Barwon CASA speaks up against sexual assault, KRock, The Departure Lounge, 11 February 2016

Message from the Prime Minister

“Shocking figures reveal Geelong’s domestic violence shame at Christmas” Geelong Advertiser, 23 December 2015

“Feminism to become a school subject” The Educator, 3 November 2015

“Children’s exposure to porn distorting behaviour and expectations” Geelong Advertiser, 16 June 2015

“From Macho Jocks to proud feminists: an all boys school re-defines itself” The Citizen, 13 March 2014

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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