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Primary Prevention Plan

Responsible government

  • South Australia

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Primary prevention is key
    • 2 Improve coordination across primary prevention activities to maximise their impact on community attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence.
  • Respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment
    • 13 Prevent sexual violence and sexual harassment before it happens through national and targeted initiatives that promote informed consent, bodily autonomy and respectful relationships.

What are we doing?

The South Australian Government will explore the development of a primary prevention plan aimed at young people, based on Our Watch’s Change the Story Primary Prevention Framework to coordinate activities within schools, TAFEs, universities, sporting clubs, work places, and across media channels with a focus on young people.

What is next?

This work could include evaluation of the existing education curricula, the development of accountability measures for funded respectful relationships programs and targeted programs for vulnerable, disengaged boys to prevent their transition into young parenthood and perpetrator behaviour.

The South Australian Government will work with relevant departments and agencies to explore opportunities for development of the primary prevention plan and has established a group of key community organisations to help guide our work.

What difference will we make?

South Australian young people will better understand respectful relationships and will become agents for change with regard to ending gender stereotypes.

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