Communicare and White Ribbon Australia welcome the opportunity to provide feedback on the Australian Government’s Draft National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032.
First and foremost, we want to emphasise the importance of ensuring this plan is supported by significant funding for primary, secondary and tertiary responses to domestic, family and sexual violence. Frontline services need sufficient, secure and long-term funding to support the thousands of women and children experiencing violence across the country.
Communicare and White Ribbon Australia have several recommendations for inclusion or reinforcement in the National Plan, which you can read here.
National Director White Ribbon Australia Mr Allan Ball said “We welcome the ongoing conversations and commitment to investing in primary prevention by calling men and boys in to contribute pro-social action. We are also calling for greater support for men’s behaviour change programs and perpetrator interventions, particularly an investment in diverse, nation-wide services working with male perpetrators.”
"Our commitment as White Ribbon Australia is to address what drives and reinforces men’s violence against women and children and we welcome being part of the implementation and evaluation of the next National Plan.," he said.
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