Women’s health and safety

9 Sep 2021

In a week of action for women’s health and safety, the AMA stands as an advocate for a national plan informed by those with lived experience.

The Australian Government held the National Summit on Women’s Safety this week as part of developing the next National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. The Summit was live-streamed on 6 and 7 September and recordings and transcripts of the proceedings are available here.

The AMA’s recent submission to the development of a new plan emphasised the deep and long-lasting health impacts of violence against women and children. The next National Plan must be informed by voices of those with lived experience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. 

Importantly, the response to such a complex issue must be multi-faceted, acknowledging that victim-survivors need support in a range of areas. Each situation is unique and will require a sensitive and context-specific response.

Read the AMA's submission here.