Develop a family and sexual violence website
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Respect, listen and respond to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected by violence
- 11 Deliver policies and services to address the disproportionate impact of violence on particular groups.
- 12 Better equip the service system and communities to address complex forms of violence and harmful cultural practices including early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry abuse and human trafficking.
What are we doing?
The family and sexual violence website will be designed to provide clear, targeted information for victim-survivors; perpetrators; family and friends; children and young people; service providers; and workplaces. It will also include information for groups at increased risk of violence, and/or who face additional barriers to seeking support including children and young people; men; older people; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; LGBTI people; and migrant and multicultural communities.
- Develop a family and sexual violence website is an action under Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019–2022 (Safe Families, Homes, Communities), which invests $26 million over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 to prevent and respond to family and sexual violence in Tasmania.
What is next?
Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.
What difference will we make?
By developing a family and sexual violence website, the Tasmanian community will have increased awareness of family violence and its underlying drivers, family violence services and contact information, and pathways to seeking support (criminal and non-criminal pathways).
The family and sexual violence website will feature information, resources and links for victims, perpetrators, family and friends of victims and perpetrators, service providers (specialist, mainstream and universal) and the community.
The family and sexual violence website will be a mechanism for building information and messaging across service providers and the broader community and will provide a central, online resource for service providers, which will help address loss of knowledge through staff turnover and support workforce development and capacity building through training information and opportunities.