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Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia is our overarching and direction-setting publication. It was produced in partnership with VicHealth and ANROWS.

Change the story brings together the international research, and nationwide experience, on what works to prevent violence against women and children. Rather than prescribe specific actions, it presents a shared understanding of the evidence and principles of effective prevention, and provides a guide to assist governments and other stakeholders to develop their own appropriate policies, strategies and programs to prevent violence against women.







The Line campaign: Summary of research findings

Our Watch commissioned Hall and Partners Open Mind in 2014 to conduct research to inform The Line campaign’s approach from 2015.

The Line campaign: Summary of research findings (accessible Word doc)

 


Five year strategic plan

Download a copy of Our Watch Five year strategic plan to read more about our vision, programs and a message from our Chair. 

Accessible Five year strategic plan
 


Statement of priorities

Download a copy of Our Watch Statement of priorities for 2015. 
 


Policy brief 5: Working with children and young people

This policy brief outlines approaches for working with children and young people – from early childhood to young adulthood – to prevent violence against women and their children, and explores the opportunities and challenges of this work.

Policy brief 5: Working with children and young people


Policy brief 4: Prevention in other policy areas

This policy brief describes different disciplinary approaches to prevention, and draws insights form successful prevention initiatives in other fields.

Policy brief 4: Prevention in other policy areas
Accessible Policy brief 4: Prevention in other policy areas


Policy brief 3: International evidence base

This policy brief summarises the key international evidence on the underlying causes of violence against women and their children, and the effectiveness of prevention initiatives.

Policy brief 3: International evidence base
Accessible Policy brief 3: International evidence base

 


Policy brief 2: An emerging theory of change

This policy brief outlines an early or 'emerging' theory of change to guide the work of Our Watch - with our partners - to prevent violence against women and their children (VAWC).

Policy brief 2: An emerging theory of change
Accessible Policy brief 2: An emerging theory of change
 


Policy brief 1: Key terms, definitions and statistics

This policy brief discusses key terms and definitions and provides an overview of relevant data on domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

Policy brief 1: Key definitions and statistics
Accessible Policy brief 1: Key definitions and statistics


Submission to the South Australian Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence


Submission to the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland


Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia


Submission to the Review of the Australian Curriculum


Submission to the development of the Second Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022


Report of the National Consultations

The consultation process canvassed the views of a range of stakeholders nationally about the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children (Foundation). 

Report of the National Consultations (PDF)
Report of the National Consultations (Word document)