This Handbook was developed to complement Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. Change the story brings together international research, and nationwide experience, on what drives violence against women and what works to prevent it. It establishes a shared understanding of the evidence and principles of effective prevention, and presents a way forward for a coordinated national approach.
The Handbook translates that ‘big picture’ framework into ‘on-the-ground’ action. Change the story outlines the ‘what’ and ‘why’; this Handbook presents the ‘how’ of primary prevention.
Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.