Our Watch acknowledges and applauds Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins’ expertise and independence in leading the review, as well as the cross-party support for its establishment.
Most importantly, we stand with those who have spoken out and shared their experiences as part of the review, including Brittany Higgins, who in bravely coming forward ignited a national conversation leading to the establishment of the review.
For many victim-survivors, today’s report will be difficult. It’s a reminder of how much work remains.
It is also a clear call for decisive structural change to end gendered violence, and a real opportunity to make Australian women safer and more equal.
*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, family or domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.”
To access guides for reporting about violence against women and their children, visit Media Making Change.
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.
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