Have your say and help shape a future free from gender-based violence in Australia.
It is important that the voices of those within the Defence and Veteran community are heard.
We know far too little about gender-based violence within the Defence and Veteran community. We know it exists, we know that women who experience it are at times silenced by the system or struggle to know where to turn, what to do or even recognise that the behaviour they are experiencing is not okay. We need to know more so that we can help.
The Australian Government is developing the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (National Plan) to replace the existing National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022.
It is important that the voices of those within the Defence and Veteran community are heard and featured in this National Plan.
The Draft National Plan is now available and open for consultation. We encourage all of those within our community to participate in the consultation. We are here to help you.
- Complete the Department of Social Services online survey
- Write to the Department of Social Services directly
- Write to us about your experiences and views from a defence and military perspective to our CEO Renee Wilson email@example.com by 24 February 2022. We will add them to our own response. Your information will be kept and stored by Australian War Widows NSW in accordance with privacy regulations and will be deidentified in our response unless you choose otherwise
- Consultation closes 25 February 2022.
We know that family, domestic and sexual violence can be difficult topics to discuss and relive through engaging with this consultation. Your safety and wellbeing are important. If you or someone you know needs help or support at any time, contact one of the services below:
- In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)
- 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) for family, domestic and sexual violence matters
- Lifeline 13 11 14 for crisis support and suicide prevention
- Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 for support with anxiety, depression and suicide prevention
- MensLine 1300 789 978 for support for men with family and relationship concerns
- Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.