Today the Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, announced the launch of the ‘National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children’. She stated that, “It is time to end the ad hoc and generalised solutions – it is time for us to work together, to share our best practices and to make a real difference for Australian women.”
The plan aims to:
- reduce the prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault;
- increase the proportion of women who feel safe in their communities;
- reduce deaths related to domestic violence and sexual assault; and
- reduce proportion of children exposed to their mother’s or carer’s experience of domestic violence.
The announcement of the national plan is wonderful news for everyone involved in the Stop Violence Against Women campaign and is further confirmation that Amnesty International’s campaigns do make a difference.