This document sets out the Victorian Government's new strategy to reduce and prevent violence against women, 'A right to respect: Victoria's plan to prevent violence against women 2010-2020'. The Plan features a system wide framework of goals, strategies, and priority actions, drawing upon the international evidence base of drivers and policy enablers. This document describes the guiding principles, proposed government approach, immediate actions, implementation plans, performance monitoring and evaluation, and governance and accountability. Strategies include establishing partnerships across government and non-government agencies, building organisational capacity, and embedding violence prevention and gender equity in policy, regulation, and legislation.
Ch. 1. Introduction
Why a plan to prevent violence against women?
The evidence base for prevention of violence against women
Valuing and building on existing work
Ch. 2. Framework for action
Ch. 3. Our approach
Statewide and place-based
A staged process: establish, expand, embed
With and for everyone
Ch. 4. Policy enablers
Ch. 5. Next steps
Our immediate actions
Development of Implementation Plans
Ch. 6. Performance monitoring, research and evaluation
Ch. 7. Governance and accountability
Strong Ministerial leadership
Whole-of-government processes, led by the Prevention Interdepartmental Committee
Steering structures for each of the five key settings
Additional governance and advisory structures
Annex 1. Priority actions
Annex 2. Prevention across the settings
Appendix: Organisations involved in the Plan's development.
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