DVNSW collaborates with peak bodies, members, the department and state/federal government to provide advice and key changes across legislation, policy and practices. You can find out about our key collaborations below.
DVNSW co-convenes the NSW Collaboration on the Primary Prevention of Gender-based violence with Parramatta Council. The group was initiated by Parramatta Council to bring together peak bodies, local councils and NGOs to promote the prevention of violence against women. Over time, the group has been expanded to include a diverse range of organisations working on the primary prevention of gender-based violence across NSW. It aims to promote coordination and collaboration between different organisations in the development and delivery of primary prevention initiatives across NSW.
The group seeks to advocate for institutional, law, policy and program responses that address the gendered drivers of violence, and contribute towards an evidence base for good practice in primary prevention of gender-based violence programs, such as through undertaking evaluations and developing tools.
NSW Collaboration on the Primary Prevention of Gender-based violence members include:
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DVNSW initiated the National Advocacy Group on Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence, in partnership with Australian Women against Violence Alliance and Harmony Alliance. The National Advocacy Group consists of state and national peak bodies, service providers and other organisations working to address violence against women across Australia.
The group functions to collectively advocate for policy and law changes to support women on temporary visas experiencing violence and their children to be safe. The group currently has over sixty members from every state and territory of Australia.
In July 2022 the national advocacy group updated the blueprint. We identified a path forward towards achieving better safety outcomes for all women and children in Australia. This blueprint provides an expert view on the next steps required to improve women’s access to safety and justice. We encourage this to be considered and implemented alongside the new National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children.