Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change

November 2016

Victorian State Government

Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines the Victorian State Government’s plan to implement all 227 recommendations of Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. This 10 Year Plan was recommended by the Royal Commission and details the outcomes of the Government’s family violence reforms and the initial targets by which the plan’s progress will be measured.

 

 

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Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

December 2016

Victorian State Government

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy sets out to redress gender inequality, sexism and violence against women through a number of reforms and initiatives, including:

  • Enacting a Gender Equality Act to embed strong governance structures and to promote and improve gender equality across government
  • Creating  new agency dedicated to preventing family violence before it occur
  • Reviewing laws against sexist advertising and gender-based hate speech
  • Gender audits across government and the public sector to create inclusive and flexible workplaces, equal pay, leadership development and mentoring and recruitment and promotion
  • Establishing a Prevention Agency with dedicated funding to strengthen the prevention of family violence, including funding, coordinating and supporting local organisations working in the field of prevention to change community attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence
  • Scholarships to encourage young and emerging women leaders Gender equality programs in grassroots sporting clubs.
  • Hosting the first all women trade delegation in China Promoting women’s cultural activities and participation via the arts and media
  • Establishing two expert committees, a Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality and an Equal Workplaces Advisory Committee (EWAC) to provide expert advice to government in the ongoing commitment to achieve gender equality
  • Establishing a memorial for victims and a family violence index to highlight the horrifying and irreversible price many women have paid due to family violence

There are six key settings for early action in the implementation of the strategy that include; education and training; work and economic security; health, safety and wellbeing; leadership and representation; sport and recreation; and media, arts and culture.

 

 

 

 

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Horizons Research Report: Media representations of violence against women and their children, Final report

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS),

June 2016

This report outlines findings from a study which aimed to establish a baseline picture of the extent and nature of reporting of violence against women by the Australian media to inform future strategies for change.

The media has been identified in numerous Australian state and national policy documents as a priority area for action on preventing violence against women. The media feature as a priority area in primary prevention because of its potential influence on public understanding of violence against women and power to shape public discourse.

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Key issues in working with men from immigrant and refugee communities in preventing violence against women

White Ribbon Research Series

Dr Adele Murdolo and Dr Regina Quiazon, May 2016

This report explores the key issues in working with men from immigrant and refugee communities in Australia to prevent violence against women. It applies a feminist intersectional approach to the question of men’s engagement and examines a range of issues that need to be considered in the development of primary prevention engagement strategies for immigrant and refugee men.

 

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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.

COAGAdvisoryPanelonReducingViolenceagainstWomenandtheirChildren-FinalReport

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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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