Training Modules

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Preventing Gender-based Violence

This training presents how society can prevent gender-based violence from occurring by addressing the underlying causes. This evidence-based, core module covers the prevalence and impacts of gender-based violence, the link to gender inequality and the gendered drivers of violence, and the key actions that individuals and organisations can take to prevent gender-based violence. It introduces useful resources and Victorian and national frameworks, including Change the Story. This session is designed for a broad audience. It also supports staff who are preparing to implement the Our Watch Workplace Equality and Respect Standards or the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020.

Note: this training is focused on primary prevention, not responding to incidents of violence.

Gender Equality in the Early Years

This training supports staff to promote gender equality in early years settings. It highlights the gendered nature of children’s lives, and the role that programs and services can play in challenging harmful gender norms and promoting equality from a young age. This evidence-based training has a strong focus on gender stereotypes, the limitations they place on children and how they drive gender-based violence in the wider community. It provides tools and resources and is aligned with childhood learning and development frameworks. This session is suitable for early years educators, playgroup facilitators, allied health and any staff who work with young children.

Active Bystander in the Workplace*

This training supports organisations to create safe, inclusive and gender-equitable workplace cultures that prevent violence against women. It builds staff knowledge and confidence to be ‘active bystanders’ by speaking up when they see or hear gender discrimination and sexism in the workplace.

Participants learn and practice a range of actions applying the ‘WHIN Workplace Bystander Tool’ to real-life scenarios. This training also covers strategies to manage resistance to gender equality work. This session is suitable for all audiences.

Note: the ‘Preventing Gender-based Violence’ module is a pre-requisite for Active Bystander Training and is usually delivered in a two-part series.

*Active Bystander Training can also be delivered with a community focus (rather than workplace) exploring actions people can take to address sexism in their everyday lives.

Gender Equality in the Workplace

This training introduces the key concept of gender equality and its impact on the workplace. It explores gender, gender inequality, the links between gender inequality and gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, and outlines workplace strategies to promote gender equality. This evidence-based training is shaped by Victorian and national gender equality policy, frameworks and legislation. It is suitable for a broad audience from all levels of the workplace, such as managers, human resources or policy and program staff. It also supports staff who are preparing to implement the Our Watch ‘Workplace Equality and Respect Standards’ or the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020.

Workplace Equality and Respect Standards

The Workplace Equality and Respect (WER) Standards developed by Our Watch provide a framework for organisations to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. These are accompanied by a suite of evidence-based resources to support their implementation.

WHIN is experienced in supporting organisations to implement the WER Standards and can provide a tailored package of training and consultancy to meet your needs.

Key components include:

· introductory training sessions and presentations for the leadership group and relevant staff working group to establish a shared understanding of workplace gender equality.

· support for collection of workplace data across the organisation using WER tools and existing workplace surveys.

· facilitation of a WER Self-Assessment Workshop. Outcomes will highlight priority areas for future action.

· A final report compiling the self-assessment workshop data and recommendations.

Responding to Family Violence

WHIN delivers training on ‘Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Victim Survivors’, and ‘Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators’ via the Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) Team.

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