While living safe and free from violence is everyone’s right, reducing violence is everyone’s responsibility. Around one-in-three Australian women have experienced physical violence and almost one-in-five have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. For certain groups, this statistic may be much higher. The National Plan brings together the efforts of governments across the nation to make a real and sustained reduction in the levels of violence against women. This plan shows Australia’s commitment to upholding the human rights of Australian women and it is the first plan to coordinate action across jurisdictions.
“National Implementation Plan for the First Action Plan – Building a Strong Foundation 2010-2013” has now been released by FAHCSIA. This document outlines how the Commonwealth Government, along with all state and territory governments and the community, will work together to lay the groundwork for the future and deliver on the key national priorities under the National Plan.