Women’s Safety

DSS helps contribute to a significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and their children in Australia, through the implementation of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan) in partnership with state and territory governments and other key stakeholders, and the delivery of the Support for Trafficked People Program.

Violence against women is one of the most serious causes and consequences of inequality, and one of the key risk factors for women entering poverty and disadvantage.  Through the National Plan, including its programs, grants and research, DSS works with the Office for Women and with other portfolios across government to advance gender equality and improve the status and wellbeing of women in Australia.

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