Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.
We are an independent not-for-profit organisation established in 2013 by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Since that time, all State and Territories Governments have joined as members.
Our Watch was established under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 and welcomes the launch of the new National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.
We focus on the following areas:
Everything we say and do is informed by research and evidence. We are committed to building and extending our understanding of what drives violence against women and what works best to prevent it, and we embed this knowledge into our tools, resources, training, policy and campaigns.
Find out more about our key framework, Change the story here.
Tools and resources
We produce free research-based tools and resources to help others embed gender equality and prevent violence in sectors including education, workplaces, sporting clubs and the media.
Find out more at:
Primary prevention workforce training and development
We provide training for the primary prevention workforce, while also providing tools and resources for other organisations to deliver our training too. We work with a range of organisations, networks and communities to build a movement for change.
Find out about our training and events on the Prevention in Action website.
Read our report Growing with change: Developing an expert workforce to prevent violence against women to find out more about why the development of an expert workforce is necessary to prevent violence against women in Australia.
We provide policy advice, support and input to governments and decision-makers, and contribute to policy processes, to influence public policy, systems and institutions to drive societal-level change.
Find out more about our policy work here.
Communications and social marketing
We develop communications and social marketing campaigns that aim to shift attitudes and behaviours that drive violence against women.
Visit our campaign at The Line – The Line campaign aims to help young people have healthy and respectful relationships.
Media and the public conversation
We lead a public conversation that keeps violence against women on the national agenda, with a focus on primary prevention.
See our latest news and media releases, or visit Media Making Change.
Monitoring and evaluation
We monitor and evaluate prevention efforts from a program level to the national level.