About the National framework for prevention of violence against women and their children

No country in the world has a national, evidence-based road map to prevent violence against women and their children in a coordinated way. Our Watch partnered with VicHealth and ANROWS to create Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.

The National Framework to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children brings together the international research, and nationwide experience, on what works to prevent violence. 

It establishes a shared understanding of the evidence and principles of effective prevention, and presents a way forward for a coordinated national approach.

Prevention of violence against women and their children requires a sustained effort across all levels of society. There are no easy fixes. Everyone has a part to play.

The National Framework provides the guidance and support to make this happen. The document:

  • outlines the latest evidence on what causes violence against women and their children
  • shows what works to prevent it, in different sectors and from the individual to societal level
  • looks at how different forms of disadvantage and discrimination can interact, and how prevention activity should take this into account
  • articulates the elements of a coordinated approach to prevention across jurisdictions and sectors. 

For more information about the National Framework to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children, please visit the Our Watch website

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