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Violence against women and domestic violence laws

Domestic violence laws and legislation relating to violence against women vary between each state and territory. It is important to have the most accurate and up-to-date information for your local area.

Please note White Ribbon Australia does not provide legal advice. The White Ribbon Australia support services page provides information on legal aid organisations and law societies across Australia.

Primary prevention

White Ribbon Australia is a primary prevention social movement that works to highlight and address men’s violence against women. It works to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence against women and dismantle male gender stereotypes that drive power over and control of women. Fundamental to driving social change in this space are domestic violence laws and legislation relating to violence against women that ensure men who commit violence are held accountable for their actions.

Stand up, speak out and act

The White Ribbon Australia social movement works to reinforce this change by uniting the community to stand up, speak out and act to stop all forms of violence against women, including family and domestic violence.

White Ribbon Australia continues to advocate for the strengthening of laws across Australia to ensure the acknowledgement and protection of victims, and accountability of perpetrators of violence against women.

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