Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework Discussion Paper

Consultation has concluded

We have released the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework Discussion Paper to seek your feedback, ideas and information on what you expect the first-ever Northern Territory Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework to achieve.

Your responses to the questions raised in this paper will help us develop local and Territory-wide solutions to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

The discussion paper outlines some of what we know about sexual violence, what we have already heard about dealing with sexual violence and the priority areas we think are important.

We have already been told that healing, safety, access to immediate help, treatment and recovery, prevention, justice, accountability and reconnection are important considerations. We have also been told that:

  • Sexual violence is a whole of community issue and it is the whole community’s responsibility to address sexual violence;
  • People who have cultural authority and relationships within their communities are our key partners in this process and we need their help and their ideas; and,
  • Language used in the Framework should not label people.

We want to hear from everyone in the community, including people who have experienced or are experiencing sexual violence, people who have committed sexual violence and people who provide sexual violence and related services.

We are holding public workshops and face to face consultations in our major regional centres to discuss your views and will advise when the next session is scheduled.

For more information visit the Territory Families website at https://territoryfamilies.nt.gov.au/

What happens next

Feedback and suggestions from the public will be collated and analysed with other submissions and feedback to inform the development of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework, which, when approved will be made public on the Territory Families website.

We have released the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework Discussion Paper to seek your feedback, ideas and information on what you expect the first-ever Northern Territory Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework to achieve.

Your responses to the questions raised in this paper will help us develop local and Territory-wide solutions to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

The discussion paper outlines some of what we know about sexual violence, what we have already heard about dealing with sexual violence and the priority areas we think are important.

We have already been told that healing, safety, access to immediate help, treatment and recovery, prevention, justice, accountability and reconnection are important considerations. We have also been told that:

  • Sexual violence is a whole of community issue and it is the whole community’s responsibility to address sexual violence;
  • People who have cultural authority and relationships within their communities are our key partners in this process and we need their help and their ideas; and,
  • Language used in the Framework should not label people.

We want to hear from everyone in the community, including people who have experienced or are experiencing sexual violence, people who have committed sexual violence and people who provide sexual violence and related services.

We are holding public workshops and face to face consultations in our major regional centres to discuss your views and will advise when the next session is scheduled.

For more information visit the Territory Families website at https://territoryfamilies.nt.gov.au/

What happens next

Feedback and suggestions from the public will be collated and analysed with other submissions and feedback to inform the development of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework, which, when approved will be made public on the Territory Families website.

  • Use this survey form to tell us about your feedback, ideas and information on what you expect the first-ever Northern Territory Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework to achieve

    Use this survey form to tell us about your feedback, ideas and information on what you expect the first-ever Northern Territory Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework to achieve

    Consultation has concluded