‘Everybody has a role to play’ in ending violence against women and children

Women’s Safety Minister Anne Ruston says “everybody has a role to play” in being part of the solution to end violence against women and children.

Next week is the start of the National Summit on Women’s Safety, and many advocates are calling for this to be a moment for solutions and a plan to end violence against women.

“I believe until everybody in Australia understands that they have to be part of the solution, everybody has a role to play in ending violence against women and their children,” Ms Ruston told Sky News Australia.

“I think we do have a great opportunity on Monday and Tuesday to start that conversation about not only what has been happening but how we’re going to change it, how we’re going to end violence, how we’re going to prevent it happening in the first place.”

“Everybody has a role, federal government, state and territory governments, local governments, the community sector.

“But I think this government has made a very strong statement with its $1.1 billion commitment as a down payment on the next national plan to end violence against women and their children.”