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National plan to end violence against women and children 2022-2032

Ending gender-based violence in one generation
Violence prevention Family violence Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Victims of family violence Violence against women Violence against children Australia

This plan is the overarching, national policy framework that will guide actions towards ending violence against women and children over the next 10 years.

It highlights how all parts of society, including governments, businesses and workplaces, media, schools and educational institutions, the family, domestic and sexual violence sector, communities and all individuals, must work together to achieve the shared vision of ending gender-based violence in one generation.

The plan outlines what needs to happen to achieve the vision of ending violence in one generation. This includes building the workforce and strengthening data collection systems. It also includes increasing accountability for people who choose to use violence, and providing person-centred and holistic responses to support victim-survivors through their recovery and healing.

The national plan sets out actions across four domains:

  1. Prevention – working to change the underlying social drivers of violence by addressing the attitudes and systems that drive violence against women and children to stop it before it starts.
  2. Early intervention – identifying and supporting individuals who are at high risk of experiencing or perpetrating violence and prevent it from reoccurring.
  3. Response – providing services and supports to address existing violence and support victim-survivors experiencing violence, such as crisis support and police intervention, and a trauma-informed justice system that will hold people who use violence to account.
  4. Recovery and healing – helping to reduce the risk of re-traumatisation, and supporting victim-survivors to be safe and healthy to be able to recover from trauma and the physical, mental, emotional, and economic impacts of violence.
Related Information

National plan to reduce violence against women and their children 2010–2022 https://apo.org.au/node/56127

National plan stakeholder consultation: final report https://apo.org.au/node/318586

National plan victim-survivor advocates consultation: final report https://apo.org.au/node/317245

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