Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:53

Commission welcomes more support for LGBTI Family Violence Specialist Services

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of $3 million over four years to support specialised family violence services for the Victorian LGBTI community.

"Family violence is a widespread and systemic human rights issue that continues to have devastating impacts on many families and our whole community," Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton said.

"Family violence can happen to anyone, but people from diverse backgrounds and experiences may face particular barriers to accessing services, including LGBTI Victorians.

"The Commission welcomes the Victorian government’s further support for tailored services for LGBTI survivors of family violence to help overcome these barriers."

Earlier this year the Commission released the Guideline: Family violence services and accommodation to help ensure family service providers do not discriminate against family violence survivors.

The guidelines were developed as part of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Read the guidelines

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