Peace and justice are deeply embedded in the Victoria University ethos. We are the university of opportunity and success, committed to bringing together the diverse strands of our community – so all can benefit from the strength of those strands woven together.
Many of our programs directly promote inclusion, such as 'Aspire', originally for female Muslim leaders, and now extended to other community groups, and Moondani Balluk's Indigenous support and research.
In addition, we conduct research with direct policy outcomes to tackle the causes of crime and terrorist activity – with the aim of creating a more peaceful society.
Structural injustices, inequalities and emerging human rights challenges are putting peaceful and inclusive societies further out of reach. To meet SDG16 by 2030, action is needed to restore trust and to strengthen the capacity of institutions to secure justice for all and facilitate transitions to drive sustainable development.
– United Nations
Research, engagement & education 2020-21
VU conducts research with direct policy outcomes to tackle racism and the causes of crime and terrorist activity – with the aim of creating a more peaceful society.
Through our connections in community and public services and private organisations, we work to address the causes and effects of racism and other injustices.
VU also offers law and justice programs encompassing human rights and social inequalities in people’s access to and treatment by the justice system.