Australian Government
Stop It at the Start

One in three Australian women have been a victim of violence.

Extensive research found that Australians are creating a culture of violence against women by excusing disrespectful behaviour of young boys. Violence against women is a big problem, so we set about tackling it when it was a little one. The campaign first launched in 2016 and is part of a long-term effort to create long-term change. A second phase was released in 2018, a third phase in 2021 and the fourth phase launched in early 2022. 

Latest – Phase 4:

Bringing up respect.


Phase 1:

Starting the conversation


Stop It At The Start
Stop It At The Start

Phase 2:

Inspiring action


Phase 3:

Taking action


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