Launch of the second edition: Change the story. A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women in Australia. Our Watch. End violence against Women And Their Children

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Today, Our Watch proudly launches the second edition of Change the story, our evidence-based framework that guides a coordinated national approach to preventing violence against women.

Change the story outlines the essential actions needed to address the gendered drivers of violence, and shift the unequal distribution of power, resources and opportunities between men and women to stop violence against women before it starts.  

Given the impacts of this violence are felt right across society, the updated Change the story makes clear that we must go beyond addressing individual behaviours to consider the broader social, political and economic factors that drive violence.  

The evidence shows that we can stop violence against women before it starts, provided all parts of society play a role. We need to address the gendered drivers of violence at every level and continue to promote and embed gender equality everywhere we live, work, learn, socialise and play.  

We need ongoing commitments from all governments, workplaces, education facilities, sporting organisations, and the media to utilise the updated Change the story framework so they can address the drivers of violence against women and put gender equality at the heart of their work. 

Both the Change the story framework and a 20-page summary are now available on the Our Watch website. 

Patty Kinnersly, Our Watch CEO
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