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​Third Action Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children promising

October 28 2016 By Hannah Grant, Media and Ambassador Program Manager, Our Watch

Our Watch congratulates the Council of Australian Governments on their Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Mary Barry, Our Watch Chief Executive Officer, said that “it is pleasing that the Third Action Plan is grounded in the evidence about what drives violence against women, and the understanding that gender inequality is a root cause.

“By implementing our national framework to prevent violence against women and their children, Change the story, across all jurisdictions, the Third Action Plan is committing to a shared national approach to stop violence against women and their children before it starts,” she said.

“The Third Action Plan also rightly acknowledges that working with young people, the media, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, local governments and communities, workplaces and schools is key to creating the whole of population cultural change needed to end violence against women and their children once and for all.”

“As national partners in the prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia, we look forward to receiving further details about how the key actions outlined in the Third Action Plan will be implemented,” Ms Barry said.

Media contact:

Hannah Grant, Media and Ambassador Program Manager, Our Watch: 0448 844 930 or hannah.grant@ourwatch.org.au

*If you cover this story, or any story regarding violence against women and children, please include the following tagline:

“If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.”

Read guides for reporting about violence against women and their children.

About Our Watch

Our Watch’s purpose is to raise awareness and engage policy-makers and the Australian community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.

To do this the organisation works to increase gender equality and respect in all aspects of everyday life, such as through schools; workplaces; media; sporting organisations; social marketing, and developing and influencing public policy.

Our Watch’s work derives from the government’s commitment to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022 and gives expression to many of the activities in the Second Action Plan 2013–2016 – Moving Ahead.