We believe that:
until focus, energy and resources are directed to PREVENTING violence against women, supporting abused women and their children will be ongoing.
we are ALL responsible for community change.
for long term sustainable change we need all members of the community to take an active part:
Grassroots committed people
The problem we are trying to solve
WA has a disproportionate rate of gender and family violence, with WA only becoming part of the national Our Watch community in 2017. Our Watch is one of the National change organisations addressing this issue.
Key advocates within the industry are fragmented, their offering/role not clearly understood.
How are we different?
We are not product or service driven, we help best match someone who wants to do something with those providing support and services.
We will maintain details of key stakeholders in one central place, thereby easier to find out "who's who in the zoo".
We aim to be forward thinking within a social impact measurement framework.
We will raise awareness and highlight the complexities of Violence Against Women.
We will learn, talk, analyse, understand the needs and issues within each community we are assisting. Then help facilitate implementation of solutions and action plans.
Measuring and reporting the impact and outcomes of what we do is fundamental to how we plan to operate.
Western Australia's rates of Family and Domestic Violence related assaults per capita are second only to those in the Northern Territory.
In Australia, 1 in 4 children are exposed to domestic violence
1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them
If you are inspired by our vision and want to become involved, please sign up to become a member of our supporters list. Community involvement is key!
Be the organisation of choice within Western Australia for those seeking practical strategies and solutions to prevent violence against women