National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women

National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women

Office for Women Womens Safety 2018 COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence Against Women and their Children
Friday, 21 September 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Reducing violence against women and their children through prevention, response and recovery will be the key themes of next month’s National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and Their Children. 

The Summit will be held in Adelaide on 2-3 October 2018 and feature closed-door discussions, panel sessions and debates – with a focus on solutions to shape future policies.

National consultations took place over July to September this year. This Summit is an opportunity to consider and collate feedback received from stakeholders and to inform the development of the Fourth Action Plan “Turning the Corner”.

The Fourth Action Plan will allow governments at all levels to look for opportunities to improve responses to family, domestic and sexual violence.  This is the final Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

The final Action Plan will continue to foster a coordinated approach to reducing violence against women and their children through collaboration with all Australian jurisdictions. It will outline evidence-based priority areas including prevention activities, responding to workforce capability concerns and improving access to justice.

The Summit is an opportunity for delegates to reflect on developments since the 2016 COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and Their Children and progress over the life of the National Plan.

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