Preventing Violence Together is a Western Australian-based initiative aspiring to end violence against women and children through a specific and dedicated focus on primary prevention.
Preventing Violence Together is about supporting shared approaches, consistent practice and confident professionals undertaking primary prevention of violence against women and children throughout Western Australia. It is about fostering a primary prevention sector that is developing in our state. It is a new and exciting collaboration co-chaired by the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing and Stopping Family Violence, two established, state-wide organisations, with a shared purpose of supporting women and children experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence, to be safe and free from violence. Both organisations are pleased to introduce Preventing Violence Together as their next step in violence prevention leadership in Western Australia.
The initiative is based on the understanding that, in Australia, primary prevention of violence against women and children is an emerging field. Preventing Violence Together was formed to foster a vital prevention workforce to support this necessary work in Western Australia. A key aim is that as this prevention sector grows it will contribute experience, knowledge and expertise to inform policy and priorities of governments, researchers and leading experts in our state as well as across the country.
In the coming months Preventing Violence Together will be undertaking several key activities. These will be about setting the foundations for practice and workforce development in primary prevention in Western Australia. Knowledge and skills development about primary prevention will be a focus along with establishing mechanisms for sharing information, connecting workers with each other and with other experts.