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Our Watch hosts first National Primary Prevention Hub forum

December 10, 2020 / Our Watch media team

Our Watch will today host the first National Primary Prevention Hub online forum, bringing together people working to prevent violence against women and their children from across the country.

Evidence shows that primary prevention work will be most effective if it is done in collaboration to ensure different efforts are consistent and mutually reinforcing.

Our Watch CEO Patty Kinnersly said today’s online event was the first in a series of forums that would provide an opportunity for organisations throughout Australia to share with and learn from each other.

“This is a unique event because we’re bringing people together from sectors and communities across the country who are working in a range of local, regional, state and national roles in government and non-government organisations,” Ms Kinnersly said.

The National Primary Prevention Hub is an initiative funded by the Department of Social Services under the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.

The Hub aims to build on promising signs of progress in the primary prevention of violence against women in Australia by guiding and leading primary prevention activity nationally.

The Hub will support information-sharing, enable connection and collaboration, and facilitate coordination among organisations designing and delivering policies, programs and campaigns.

In addition to hosting the forums, as part of the Hub, Our Watch will publish four national primary prevention reports to identify key activities and opportunities, as well as convene a Hub Stakeholder Group, bringing together sector leaders from across the country.

About Our Watch

Our Watch is a national leader in Australia’s work to stop violence against women and their children before it starts. The organisation was created to drive nation-wide change in the practices, norms and structures that lead to violence against women and children.

Media contact

Laurelle Keough, Media and Communications Manager, Our Watch: 0448 844 930 / 0425 701 801 or laurelle.keough@ourwatch.org.au

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