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What we do

Find out about our projects in schools, the media and the violence against women sector.
  • Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence

    Australia has a choice. We can change the story that currently sees a woman murdered every week by a current or former partner. We can choose a future where women and their children live free from violence. Put simply, violence against women and their children is preventable.

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  • ​AMES Australia Leadership Program

    In 2016 AMES Australia, in partnership with Our Watch and leading government and non-government organisations, developed a program to build the leadership capacity of immigrant and refugee men and women to prevent violence against women.

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  • #BecauseWhy

    Our Watch research shows parents want their children, regardless of gender, to have equal access to opportunities. To provide support to parents and practical guidance in challenging stereotypes, Our Watch has created #BecauseWhy. See More
  • Changing the picture: preventing violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

    A national resource to support the prevention of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children.

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  • Counting on change: A guide to prevention monitoring

    A guide for policy-makers, researchers, and other stakeholders on measuring population-level progress towards the prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.
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  • Doing Nothing Does Harm

    Doing Nothing Does Harm  aims to motivate people to do something when they see or hear disrespect towards women. 

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  • Know Your A-Z: Preventing violence against women

    Our Watch developed a new set of resources in partnership with the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. The free Know your A-Z poster offers 26 ways everybody can help challenge harmful stereotypes, promote respect and prevent violence.

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  • The Line

    Our Watch delivers The Line, a primary prevention behaviour change campaign for young people aged 12 to 20 years. The Line also supports parents, carers, teachers, educators, coaches and other influencers.

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  • National Media Engagement Project

    The National Media Engagement (NME) Project is engaging media to increase quality reporting of violence against women and their children and building awareness of the impacts of gender stereotyping and inequality.

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  • No Excuse for Abuse

    No Excuse for Abuse aims to raise awareness of non-physical abuse and make it clear there is never an excuse for any type of abuse against women.  See More
  • Our Watch Awards

    The Our Watch Awards reward and recognise excellence in journalism that contributes to a deeper understanding of violence against women, its drivers and prevention.

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  • Our Watch Handbook

    Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice: How to Change the story. The Handbook presents the 'how' of primary prevention and provides detailed step-by-step guidance, tips, case studies, tools and resources to support you in undertaking your prevention work. 

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  • ​​Our Watch's intersectional approach to primary prevention

    Our Watch is committed to ensuring that our work considers the complex intersections between various forms of inequality, discrimination and disadvantage, including for example, colonisation, racism, ableism and homophobia, and the role that these play in driving or contributing to violence against various groups of women.

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  • ​Our Watch partners with MIMCO

    Our Watch partners with retailer MIMCO to prevent violence against women and their children before it starts, through challenging its drivers – gender inequality and restrictive gender stereotypes. 

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  • Preventing family violence against LGBTI people

    In May 2017, Our Watch in partnership with Dr Philomena Horsley and GLHV@ARCSHS, La Trobe University, were commissioned by the Victorian Government to undertake a comprehensive literature review exploring family violence against people from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) communities. 

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  • Reducing Violence against Women and their Children Community of Practice (Victoria)

    Our Watch ran a series of five workshops to support practitioners who were implementing projects to prevent violence against women and their children. To find out about our community of practice please read on.

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  • Respectful Relationships Education

    Schools are ‘mini communities’ where respect and equality can be modelled, to help shape positive attitudes and behaviours at an early stage of life. They  play a central role in teaching young people what violence against women looks like and how it can be prevented. 

  • Sports Engagement Program

    Our Watch’s Sports Engagement Program is helping sporting organisations embed gender equality and respectful relationships into their networks and communities, and build cultures that help prevent violence against women and their children.

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  • ​Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence

    Hospitals play an important role in the health and safety of our community.

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  • Workplace Equality and Respect

    ​Workplaces have a significant influence over people’s professional and personal lives, and over society more broadly. As such, organisations, not just individuals, have the opportunity to take an active role in addressing the drivers of violence against women. 

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  • Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (Victoria)

    Australia is a culturally and linguistically diverse society. Nearly one in two of us are first or second generation Australians, and nearly one in five speak a language other than English at home. Find out how Our Watch supports communities to prevent violence in ways that work for different community contexts.

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