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Media requests for comments or interviews

To arrange an interview or for any other media queries, please contact our Communications Coordinator.

Requests for media will be considered and determined if we are the most appropriate agency to respond. Please supply us with the details of the topic to be discussed, together with questions.

Phone: (03) 5143 1600     Mobile: 0490 145 844     Email: comms@gwhealth.asn.au

Responsible reporting on Violence against Women and Family Violence

As well as the contacts for local support services listed in Gippsland Stop Family Violence card, always list the following tagline at the end of the story:

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au    In an emergency, call 000.

We appreciate the efforts of media organisations to share stories of violence against women and children, which assists in building community understanding of the issue and contributes to greater change in our community.  To help guide ethical and sensitive reporting please refer to the guides and resources developed by Our Watchwww.media.ourwatch.org.au/

Another guide to responsible media reporting developed by Zero Tolerance Scotland.


Image Use

In our experience, when selecting images to accompany articles and messages related to violence against women/family violence, please consider utilising images that are positive and empowering. Traditionally, images selected often portray women as weak and vulnerable. Unfortunately, this perpetuates the view that women are powerless. In our prevention work, we strive to create a change in culture by raising awareness that gender equality will lead to ending violence against women. By challenging rigid gender stereotypes and portraying women as strong, empowered individuals, we can all contribute to change.

Further information on how we can all work in a focused way are contained in the Our Watch Change the Story, a shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and children in Australia (4 page summary).  To read further please visit https://www.ourwatch.org.au/

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