Work with the eSafety Commissioner to deliver education and training in response to technology-facilitated abuse
Fourth Action Plan actions
- 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.
- 15 Strengthen the capacity of all sectors to address sexual harassment to ensure women are safe at work, while studying, in public and online.
What are we doing?
Recognising the increase of technology-facilitated abuse, the Tasmanian Government will support and promote eSafety education and training opportunities in Tasmania.
- Work with the eSafety Commissioner to deliver education and training in response to technology-facilitated abuse 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.
Two series of workshops were held statewide (Hobart, Burnie and Launceston) in July 2019 and March 2020. Participants included specialist family and sexual violence services, mainstream services and industry organisations. The workshops informed participants about the role of technology facilitated abuse in violence against women and how to help clients protect themselves.
What is next?
Plans for the delivery of further workshops in 2020-21 were delayed due to the impact of COVID-19.
In the interim, the Tasmanian Government continues to promote eSafety resources and campaigns.
The Tasmanian Government will continue to liaise with the eSafety Commissioner in 2021 to identify training opportunities in 2021-22.
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.
By working with the eSafety Commissioner to deliver education and training in response to technology-facilitated abuse, it is intended that there will be:
- Increased awareness of the importance of respectful relationships;
- Increased awareness that sexual violence and sexual harassment is a workplace issue; and
- Increased promotion of sexual violence primary prevention activities and key messages in Tasmania.