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Violence against women is any act or threat of gender based violence, in public or in private life, that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women. Learn more about violence against women, including the media’s role in stopping it before it starts.

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In Australia, violence against women takes many forms, including domestic violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Find out more about the Our Watch Award for excellence in reporting on violence against women and children

Past winners and how to apply
Two public figures Angela Pippos and Julie Zemiro stand close together in front of a projector screen with the Our Watch Awards logo displayed. They are both looking at the camera and smiling.