Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children
Action research encourages an open exploration of what is, and what is not working and supports innovation without fear of failure. Action research is being used to capture and document the lessons learned in the work to build safer communities and reduce violence against women and their children. The BSCW projects are based in urban, regional and remote settings. Further information, including tools and resources for action research and “Stories from the Field” presentations by the projects are available on the ANROWS Action Research Support webpage.
Aiming to address the underlying causes of violence, some of the BSCW projects use the national primary prevention framework to reduce violence against woman and their children, Change the Story as a guide for their work. Primary prevention involves taking action to prevent the problem of violence before it occurs. It means working to change the underlying causes of the problem, in the different environments where people live and work.
The project links below provide brief summaries of the diverse and innovative work of each of the 40 BSCW projects according to their location across Australia.