Resource Library

WHIN Resources

WHIN’s resources for preventing violence against women can be found here.

Policy Context and Guiding Frameworks

Links to significant documents guiding the primary prevention of violence against women in Australia – including laws, strategies, reports and frameworks – can be found in the About Primary Prevention section.

Action to Prevent Violence against Women Website

The Women’s Health Association of Victoria has created an excellent resource library for preventing violence against women on the Action to Prevent Violence against Women website.

External Documents

WHIN has created a resource library of external documents that specifically support the implementation of the goals and strategies in Building a Respectful Community 2017-2021.

Goal 1: Our workplaces are gender equitable, safe and inclusive.

Strategies

Existing Resources and Examples

Develop a gender equity strategy and action plan:

Implement a staff survey regarding attitudes to gender equity, and experiences of safety, gender equity and inclusion:
Undertake a gender equity and diversity audit of human resources policies and procedures, for example, pay equity and leave policies
Implement workplace training such as bystander training and gender equity/analysis training
Training Programs:
Background/Reports:
Implement internal communications strategies that begin conversations about everyday sexism
Develop and implement a workplace family violence policy and procedures

 

 

Goal 2: Our services and facilities are gender equitable, safe and inclusive.

Strategies

Existing Resources and Examples

Undertake a project to review the appropriate collection and analysis of gendered data
Guidance on data collection:
Gendered data sources:
Use a gender analysis tool to review a service area and develop an action plan for addressing identified issues. Progressively apply the gender equity audit to more service areas
Review and strengthen the connection between preventing violence against women work and other organisational strategies or policies that address discrimination and inequality
Use a gender equitable facility design tool to audit and improve public spaces and facilities
Develop procurement guidelines that require contractors to demonstrate a commitment to gender equity
  • Victorian Government’s ‘gender ethical procurement policies’, part of the founding reforms in Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy (forthcoming)
Conduct a gendered analysis for resource allocation, including services and infrastructure spending

 

Goal 3: Our communities and neighbourhoods are gender equitable, safe and inclusive.

Strategies

Existing Resources and Examples

Undertake a community mobilisation project to increase capacity to take action on gender equity, preventing violence against women and/or respectful relationships
Implement a direct participation program that aims to strengthen equal and respectful relationships between women and men, girls and boys

For schools based programs, see Goal 5

Provide women’s leadership training, awards, or capacity building projects (with a priority focus on Aboriginal women, women with disabilities, women from migrant and refugee backgrounds or women of diverse gender and sexual identities)
Provide funding (community grants) to women’s groups for leadership and capacity building activities; and/or to other community-based groups for projects to prevent violence against women

 

Implement projects to increase women’s participation in underrepresented areas (for example, women’s participation in sports, business or community leadership)

 

Goal 4: Our communications are gender equitable and inclusive.

Strategies

Existing Resources and Examples

Develop communications guidelines that promote diverse gender roles; challenge gender stereotypes and condoning of violence against women; and increase representation of women from diverse backgrounds
Implement a communications and advocacy strategy that promotes diverse gender roles and challenges gender stereotypes and condoning of violence against women
Lead or participate in social marketing campaigns to prevent violence against women and/or promote gender equity (for example, Week Without Violence and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence)

 

Goal 5: A wide range of sectors and organisations take responsibility for preventing violence against women.

Strategies

Existing Resources and Examples

Support schools to apply a whole-of-school approach in the rollout of the Respectful Relationships curriculum

Not directly related to schools, but helpful in working with young people:

Engage with sectors or organisations that have not previously undertaken work to prevent violence against women (for example, business, media, sports, arts)

 

Submit advocacy and funding submissions to state and federal government in support for preventing violence against women
Women’s Health In the North’s previous submissions to:

  • Victorian Gender Equality Strategy
  • Royal Commission into Family Violence
  • National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

 

Strengthen/develop relationships with Aboriginal-led organisations to develop shared understandings of prevention and/or support projects with prevention elements (for example, Sisters Day Out)
Strengthen/develop relationships with organisations that work with women with disabilities, women from migrant and refugee backgrounds and/or women of diverse gender or sexual identities, to support prevention and gender equity projects