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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 guide for all South Australians based on Our Watch’s Change the Story Primary Prevention Framework to encourage primary prevention activities in homes, workplaces, schools and communities.

What have we achieved so far?

South Australia has provided $1.8 million over three years to the development of the next phase of the Stop it at the Start campaign and new sexual violence prevention initiatives. South Australia implemented the Break the Cycle campaign which raises awareness of different forms of sexual violence and where to seek support. The campaign also included adds on the dating app Tinder.

What is next?

The South Australian Government is working with key non-government and community stakeholders through a primary prevention working group to identify strategies that focus on building community involvement in prevention activities. A key aspect of the guide will be individual and collective knowledge and capacity building to promote respect, safety and gender equality.

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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