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Support the implementation of the new National Sexual Violence Campaign

Responsible government

  • Tasmania

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Primary prevention is key
    • 5 Promote healthy and safe relationships and build gender equitable values through initiatives for children and young people.
  • 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?

This action supports the development and delivery of a new sexual violence campaign under the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan.

What have we achieved so far?

Safe Homes, Families, Communities commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.

In June 2020, the Tasmanian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support development and delivery of national sexual violence prevention activities.

Tasmania is a member of the National Plan Prevention Activities Senior Executive Group, which oversees progress of the prevention activities.

What is next?

The Tasmanian Government is working with the Australian, South Australian, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory governments to develop, deliver and support implementation of the new sexual violence community awareness activities, due for implementation in 2021 and 2022.

One of the projects is funding White Ribbon Australia to establish primary prevention officers to work with local community action groups in member jurisdictions to strengthen prevention activity. Communities Tasmania has liaised with the Australian Government to support implementation of the White Ribbon officer in Tasmania.

What difference will we make?

The Tasmanian Government is committed to strengthening efforts to change the attitudes, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence; and to working with communities to drive generational change.

Safe Homes, Families, Communities represents the next stage of the Tasmanian Government’s long-term commitment to preventing and responding to family violence and a new response to sexual violence. It also recognises that sexual violence often intersects with family violence and supports an increased focus on sexual violence within family violence, including a new data analyst role in the Safe Families Coordination Unit.

Through this action, the Tasmanian Government will provide financial support and input into the development and delivery of the new National Sexual Violence Campaign.

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