Membership of Our Watch
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Primary prevention is key
- 1 Advance gender equality and respect for women through effective primary prevention initiatives.
What are we doing?
Our Watch is the national primary prevention organisation established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children. As an Our Watch member, Tasmania is contributing to the national effort to realise the vision of an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence.
- Membership of Our Watch is an action under Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022 (Safe Homes, Families, 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 have we achieved so far?
Safe Homes, Families, Communities commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.
The Tasmanian Government is a member of Our Watch; participates in Senior Officials and Board meetings and promotes Our Watch research and campaigns.
Establishment of the Our Watch Senior Adviser Tasmania in March 2020. The Senior Adviser Tasmania has undertaken significant engagement with key stakeholders across the State, including meeting with various non-government organisations and local government representatives.
What is next?
The Senior Adviser Tasmania will continue to work closely with government and non-government services to implement key Our Watch projects in Tasmania; work with Our Watch Ambassadors to promote primary prevention activities in Tasmania; and provide organisations with advice on building primary prevention capacity and expertise within their organisations and communities.
What difference will we make?
Our Watch was established under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022, to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.
The Tasmanian Government became a member of Our Watch in 2015 through Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020.
Through continuing our membership with Our Watch in Safe Homes, Families, Communities, the Tasmanian Government remains committed to changing the attitudes, behaviours, social norms and power imbalances that underpin or support violence against women and their children.