Domestic, family and sexual violence prevention

Domestic, family and sexual violence is prevalent in the Northern Territory (NT).

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) is investing in:

  • providing services to those affected by violence, and
  • programs that seek to prevent violence over time by changing community attitudes that condone the use of violence in relationships.

The NT is a member of Our Watch and contributes to violence prevention work being undertaken nationally. The development and implementation of prevention programs for domestic, family and sexual violence is still a relatively new field.

The NTG provides the Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants to support localised projects, activities and actions, including pilot programs, that seek to challenge and change social and cultural attitudes, values and structures that underpin domestic, family and sexual violence.

Find out more about the Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants

Programs and resources that have been developed and supported through the Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants include:

Tangentyere Aboriginal Corporation Mum’s Can, Dad’s Can Project

The Mums Can, Dads Can Project is a family, domestic and sexual violence primary prevention project being developed by Town Camp community members to identify unhelpful gendered stereotypes and promote key alternative messages that are culturally appropriate and that truly resonate with the Alice Springs Town Camps communities.

Go to Mum's Can, Dad's Can project website for more information,


Last updated: 11 January 2021

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