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Know Your A-Z: New resource to assist Australians to prevent violence against women

August 29 2017 By Nicole Henden, Senior Communications Advisor Online

Our Watch together with the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria have released a new resource to help everyday Australians prevent violence against women.


Know Your A-Z  aims to harness the power of bystanders with 26 practical actions to challenge gender stereotypes and promote respect.

The resource was created in a bid to utilise the significant influence workplaces, sporting clubs, schools and the general public can have on changing the culture that allows violence against women to occur. 

It aims to empower Australians and the settings they engage in, to not only draw the link between gender inequality and violence against women, but to realise their ability to effect change. 

The free Know Your A-Z resource, as well as tips for how to use it, can be accessed here.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Hannah Grant, Senior Media Advisor, 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.