The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022
The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010?2022 (the National Plan) sets out a framework for action over the next 12 years for all governments across the nation. The National Plan focuses on the two main types of violent crimes that have a major impact on women in Australia–domestic and family violence and sexual assault. Its vision is that: Australian women and their children live free from violence in safe communities. Over 12 years the National Plan aims to achieve: A significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and their children. It seeks six national outcomes through the implementation of a wide range of strategies, focusing strongly on prevention, building respectful relationships and working to increase gender equality to prevent violence from occurring in the first place, and focusing on holding perpetrators accountable and encouraging behaviour change.
Get in touch with your local women’s health service for more information.