No country in the world has a national, evidence-based road map to prevent violence against women and their children in a coordinated way. Our Watch partnered with VicHealth and ANROWS to create Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.Ending violence against women and their children is a national priority (both in Australia and New Zealand). Work is already being undertaken across a range of sectors – by governments, nongovernment organisations, researchers and practitioners – to change the attitudes, behaviours and environments that perpetuate this violence. But much of this work happens on a small-scale or in isolation from other projects. Violence cannot be prevented project by project – coordination and collaboration is fundamental to our success. The National Framework to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children brings together the international research, and nationwide experience, on what works to prevent violence. It establishes a shared understanding of the evidence and principles of effective prevention, and presents a way forward for a coordinated national approach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b62CU28ArPo&feature=youtu.be
Our Watch is an organisation that has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. To find out more, click here.