Sexual Violence Prevention Framework

On 15 October, Government released Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland's Framework to address Sexual Violence. The Framework sets out Government's vision for a Queensland where everyone lives free of the fear, threat or experience of sexual violence. It brings together the progress Government has made so far in addressing this issue, and identifies priority areas for action that will guide the Queensland Government’s future responses to sexual violence.

The Framework provides a strong, cohesive and evidence-informed approach to preventing and responding to all forms of sexual violence, including (but not limited to):

  • sexual assault and rape
  • sexual harassment
  • technology-facilitated violence
  • youth sexual violence
  • child sexual abuse.

The Framework has been designed to include prevention and responses to all people who experience sexual violence, including women, men, children and young people. It also recognises that sexual violence is a gendered issue, and that the majority of victims are women and girls.

To support implementation of the Framework, a comprehensive whole-of-Government Action Plan to address sexual violence will be released in 2020.

Development of the Framework was supported by:

The Framework also takes into account related Queensland Government committments, such as Government's responses to the Final Report of the Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse Steering Committee and the reports of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (PDF).

Sexual Violence Prevention consultation

To help inform Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland's Framework to address Sexual Violence, we have engaged with community representatives and academic experts to guide development of the Framework and priorities for action.

The evidence base

View the evidence and research that has helped inform Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland's Framework to address Sexual Violence.