Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

The Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children was launched on Friday 28 October by the Prime Minister at the Council of Australian Governments’ National Summit in Brisbane, where all governments, experts and key stakeholders came together to connect, review progress and encourage an integrated response to reduce violence against women and their children.  The Third Action Plan sets out an agenda for achieving change, focusing on:

  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
  • Greater support and choice
  • Sexual violence
  • Responding to children living with violence
  • Keeping perpetrators accountable across all systems

 

The Third Action Plan has been informed by a number of reports and evidence from reviews, as well as national workshops and roundtables with over 400 stakeholders. For more information on the priority areas or the Third Action Plan, visit the National Plan website.

National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children

Next week, the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) will host a National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children in Brisbane on 27 and 28 October 2016. Several members of the Council will be attending as part of a delegation from the ACT.   At the summit, delegates are participating in a series of roundtable discussions on several topics about reducing violence against women and children, including:

A dedicated website has been established to ensure that the wider community can also engage with the Summit. The website can be accessed at: coagvawsummit.pmc.gov.au

To participate in the online roundtable discussions, you can register HERE  and submit your views and ideas on each individual roundtable page.