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Record federal funding announced for Our Watch, as prevention prioritised for all Australians

March 6, 2022 / Our Watch media

The demand for gender equality has never been more visible, visceral and vital for all Australians.

Today’s record investment from the Commonwealth Government has reinforced our most powerful tool for ending violence against women: prevention.

Prevention is the fundamental belief, backed by national and international evidence, that we can stop violence against women before it starts.

Australians want to be part of this change. Our Watch is seeing record demand for our support and services in universities, workplaces and sporting clubs and organisations. This $100.5 million investment will allow us to reach more people in more places across the nation.

In addition to prevention services, Our Watch will also develop and share new primary prevention knowledge, policy, practice and campaigns, allowing us to reach more people directly, and further collaborate with the sector to extend community reach and impact.

By working in partnership with the government, the sector, community groups and all Australians, we can, and we will, achieve our vision to end violence against women.

You can read more in this media release.

Media contact

Please contact media@ourwatch.org.au or 0448 844 930.

*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.