For the first time, Australia has targets aimed at ending violence against women and children

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The government has set targets for ending violence against women and children. There is also a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander action plan.

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One of the targets includes a 25 per cent annual drop in the number of female victims of intimate partner homicide.Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised because of violence than non-Indigenous women.

Ending violence will require a change in attitudes and the plan also sets targets for convincing more people across the community to reject violence against women.A dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander action plan charts a path to reducing, and ultimately ending, pervasive rates of family, domestic and sexual violence in Indigenous communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men also experience extremely high rates of violence, both as children and as adults.

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