On 17 October 2022, the Australian, state and territory governments released the new National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032.

This new plan provides an overarching national policy framework that will guide actions towards ending violence against women and children over the next 10 years.

It highlights how all parts of society, including governments, businesses and workplaces, media, schools and educational institutions, the family, domestic and sexual violence sector, communities and all individuals, must work together to achieve the shared vision of ending gender-based violence in one generation.

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1 in 4 Australian women had experienced violence by an intimate partner since the age of 15 (Source: ABS Personal Safety Survey 2016)

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It’s up to all of us to promote gender equality and create a culture that prevents and reduces violence against women and their children wherever it touches our lives. Find out how you can get involved to reduce violence against women and their children.

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Key resources and information about the issue of violence against women and their children including definitions, useful statistics, research, and communication tools.

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