Violence against women is a health issue with wide range and long-lasting effects. Preventing violence against women means stopping it from happening in the first place. To do this, we are creating a whole community where men and women are equal. We are doing this by running programs and campaigns, changing things like rules and guidelines and helping people to understand the issue. We need to make sure the change happens everywhere so we are working with others in our workplace, schools, sporting clubs and other places where people come together. This will help to create a health and safe culture for all.
As part of our work in prevention of violence against women, we are working with other health services to create change. We have worked with other health services to create a toolkit of key messages to help everyone share information about gender equality and violence against women, called A health literate message toolkit.