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Gender-based violence impacts 1 in 3 Australian women in their lifetime. Learn how you can safely support someone as an active bystander or ally.

working together to prevent gender-based violence

We believe in safe futures for all women, children and families.

It takes all of us to end gender-based violence (GBV). Every one of us has the power to question and challenge the gender inequality we see in our different environments, including our home, workplace, and community.

Find out ways you can take action below:

what is gender-based violence (gbv)?

Gender-based violence is a serious human rights violation impacting 1 in 3 Australian women in their lifetime.

Domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, stalking, financial abuse and coercive control are all forms of gender-based violence. The ripple effects mean children, families, and communities are impacted too.

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Want to learn more about gender-based violence, the drivers of violence, and how to be an active bystander and ally? Watch our End GBV series to learn more.

want to support someone experiencing gbv?

Have you ever witnessed behaviour in the street that made you uncomfortable? Or have been concerned that a friend is unusually withdrawn?

Here you can find practical tips and tools for taking action and being an active bystander and ally.

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If you or someone you know needs support, help is available.

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whAT is wagec?

Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a feminist, grassroots organisation that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in the community. We are based in Sydney, NSW and work on the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation.

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