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Community awareness and outreach prevention activities

Responsible government

  • Commonwealth

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Primary prevention is key
    • 1 Advance gender equality and respect for women through effective primary prevention initiatives.
    • 5 Promote healthy and safe relationships and build gender equitable values through initiatives for children and young people.

What are we doing?

Our Watch will deliver programs to increase understanding and acceptance of the drivers of violence against women, and shift community behaviours and attitudes that underpin this violence. This will include work to build on the success of the ’Doing Nothing Does Harm’ bystander campaign and work to better understand and address the drivers of violence against specific population groups, including young women with intellectual disability.

For more information, go to the Our Watch website.

  • The Commonwealth Government will provide $15.1 million between 2019–20 and 2021–22 to fund community awareness and outreach prevention activities.

What have we achieved so far?

Scoping and planning activities for this activity have commenced. An activity work plan is being finalised.

What is next?

  • Priority projects will be scoped and the consultation and engagement approach will be finalised in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Development research and consultation will be conducted in the fourth quarter of 2019 to provide an evidence base to inform approaches.
  • Develop and enhance online materials for young people that aim to encourage healthy and respectful relationships.

What difference will we make?

  • The intended outcome of these activities is that community members have a better understanding of violence against women and what drives this violence.
  • Specifically, in targeted settings, the intended outcomes are that individuals are more willing and better equipped to challenge gender stereotypes and roles, and individuals have an improved understanding of positive, equal and respectful relationships.
  • In the activity design phase, an evaluation framework and indicators will be developed to align with Counting on Change – a guide to prevention monitoring.

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