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Change the story: a shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia

Violence against women Violence prevention Family violence Australia

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 this publication.

Ending violence against women and their children is a national priority. Work is already being undertaken across a range of sectors – by governments, nongovernment organisations, researchers and practitioners – to change the attitudes, behaviours and environments that perpetuate this violence.

But much of this work happens on a small-scale or in isolation from other projects. Violence cannot be prevented project by project – coordination and collaboration is fundamental to our success.

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.

Included here is the full report, summary, background research and 'think pieces' commissioned for the Framework. 

Related Information

Change the story (2nd Edition) https://apo.org.au/node/315245

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