Reducing violence against women and their children – Research informing the development of a national campaign

Australian Government Department of Social Services, November 2015

On 17 April 2015, COAG endorsed a $30 million commitment to a national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children, which is jointly funded with the states and territories. This campaign will focus on primary prevention, specifically addressing the precursory attitudes of young people around respectful relationships and gender equality.

This research report was designed to inform the development of the national campaign, particularly to investigate: the attitudes and beliefs of young people (10-17 year olds) around gender equality and respectful relationships;  identify adult influencers of young people, as a primary target of the campaign; inform an understanding of how to empower influencers of young people to engage in the topic, and mobilise their interaction.

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COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence Against Women and their Children, Final Report

Council of Australian Governments (COAG), April 2016

The COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence Against Women and their Children was established to provide advice to COAG on how to reduce violence against women and their children by identifying areas for national leadership.

In this report, the Advisory Panel recommends six areas for action to keep women and their children safe. One of these areas is targeted towards primary prevention, citing action area on to be: ‘National leadership to challenge gender inequality and transform community attitudes’.

A key recommendation of the report is that all Commonwealth, state and territory governments should commit to a long-term national primary prevention strategy, drawing on the shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.

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Eleven ways to boost your work with news media: How you can help the media report prevention of violence against women

Domestic Violence Victoria, 2016

This guide is a supporting resource for ‘Working with news and social media to prevent violence against women and their children: A Strategic Framework for Victoria’, which provides strategies and information on working effectively with media to prevent violence against women and their children.

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Shared understandings: Women’s Health West’s guide to health promotion and gender equity

Women’s Health West, 2014

This guide to gender equity and health promotion provides clear and consistent language in key definitions, conceptual frameworks and supporting data relating to gender equity, upstream health promotion and the social determinants of health. Its purpose is to highlight the need for health promotion actions that are sensitive to the social, political and economic conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.

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Speaking publicly about preventing men’s violence against women: Curly questions and language considerations

Women’s Health West, 2016

As part of the United project, this tool was designed to build the capacity of members of the Preventing Violence Together Partnership to speak publicly about preventing men’s
violence against women.

The resource includes responding to common curly questions and statements about preventing men’s violence against women, and understanding the importance of language when doing so.

Available here:

Speaking Publicly about Preventing Men’s Violence Against Women Resource

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Gender audit guidelines for the government, community and health sectors

Women’s Health West, 2016

As part of the United project, this resource was developed to assist Preventing Violence Together partners to set gender equity assessment standards within their organisation and the facilities, programs and services that they deliver to the broader community.

The tool is an introduction to gender audits and provides examples of resources to assist organisations to explore this process – it includes establishing the scope and focus of the gender audit the organisation wants to undertake.

Available here:

Gender Audit Guidelines

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Developing a gender equity and/or prevention of violence against women organisational policy

Women’s Health West, 2016

As part of the United project, this tool was developed to assist partner organisations to develop an organisational policy to prevent violence against women and promote gender equity. It contains background information regarding gender equity and violence against women, and includes sample policy templates that organisations can draw upon in the development of organisational policies and procedures.

Available here:

Gender Equity and Preventing Violence Against Women Organisational Policy Tool

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Understanding why men’s violence against women occurs – Background paper

Women’s Health West, 2016

As part of the United project, this resource was designed for the Preventing Violence Together Partnership, to explore the role of gender inequality in driving men’s violence against women.

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Understanding why men’s violence against women occurs – Background paper

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Understanding the role of gender inequality in men’s violence against women – A conceptual model

Women’s Health West, 2016

As part of the United project, this conceptual model was designed as a training resource for the Preventing Violence Together Partnership, used to explore the role of gender inequality in driving men’s violence against women.

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Understanding the role of gender inequality in men’s violence against women – Conceptual model

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Gender Analysis Presentation – Preventing Violence Together Gender Analysis Forum, Nov 2015

Gender Analysis Presentation, Women’s Health West 2015

The Preventing Violence Together Partnership hosted a Gender Analysis Forum in November 2015. Women’s Health West worked with gender equity consultant Dr Wei Leng Kwok to develop resources for the forum, including this presentation – Gender Analysis Presentation – Women’s Health West, 2015

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