National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010 ‑ 2022
The Commonwealth, state and territory governments worked with the community to develop a 12-year National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).
Released in 2011, the National Plan focuses on stopping violence before it happens in the first place, supporting women who have experienced violence, stopping men from committing violence, and building the evidence base so that we learn more about 'what works' in reducing domestic and family violence and sexual assault.
The First Action Plan: Building a Strong Foundation 2010-2013 laid a strong foundation for long-term change. Key initiatives established under the First Action Plan include:
- Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS)
- Our Watch (Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children)
- The Line social marketing campaign
The Second Action Plan: Moving Ahead 2013-2016 was launched on 27 June 2014 by then Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The Second Action Plan contains five National Priorities and 26 actions which are joint areas of work that all governments agree are critical to moving ahead in reducing violence against women and their children. For further information view the Second Action Plan media hub. A key initiative under the Second Action Pan is the National Campaign to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children - Let's Stop it at the Start.