Our Watch’s recent report, Growing with change, looks at why Australia needs a strong, diverse, supported and expert workforce to scale-up and sustain its national efforts to prevent violence against women.  

Growing with change is the first report of its kind in Australia, and explores what is currently known about the primary prevention workforce and national policy context.  

We are proposing that five key elements should be considered as part of a national approach to increase the prevention workforce’s size, capability, coordination and sustainability into the future. 

Given the society-wide impact of gendered violence, it is essential that the prevention workforce is multi-disciplinary and diverse to reach into communities, organisations and workplaces across Australia. It must include both specialist workers and those who work across multiple roles and undertake prevention activities as one element of their work. 

Read full report here

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