Preventing VAW Story by Gippsland Women's Health published on 2019-05-06T05:39:08Z This track describes a typical scenario. Violence against women and their children is prevalent and it is preventable. Violence against women is driven by gender inequality. Whole of population culture change initiatives focusing on the drivers of violence against women are essential. Actions that will prevent violence against women are: • Challenging the condoning of violence against women • Promoting women’s independence and decision making • Challenging rigid gender stereotypes and roles • Strengthen positive, equal and respectful relationships If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence there is support. Please contact Police in an emergency or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) for referral to support services.