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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 is developing 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?

The South Australian Government is working with key non-government and community stakeholders through a primary prevention working group to identify key strategies that focus on building community involvement in prevention activities. A key aspect of the plan will be capacity building and training to support community to promote respect, safety and gender equality. South Australia has also provided $1.8 million over three years to the development of the next phase of the Stop it at the Start campaign and a new sexual violence prevention campaign. Engagement with these campaigns will be a key strategy in this 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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