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New projects and new positions at Our Watch

June 20 2017 By Mary Barry, Our Watch CEO

I am pleased to announce that as part of the Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022, Our Watch has been allocated funding by the Commonwealth Government to continue a number of our existing projects, and to develop and implement a number of new initiatives.

Our existing social marketing campaign for young people, The Line, will be extended for a further two years with a focus on tailoring the campaign to diverse groups of young people. The National Media Engagement Project will also be re-established, allowing us to continue our work with the Australian media.
We have also received funding for a number of new projects, including initiatives focusing on non-physical forms of violence, the role of bystanders, and the effects of pornography on young people.
As a result of this increased funding, Our Watch will be advertising for various new positions over the next few weeks. Details of all new positions are available on our website.
Further information about the new initiatives can be found on the Department of Social Services website.

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.