Preventing Domestic Violence
Preventing Violence Against Women and Their Children
Everyone can do something to help prevent violence against women and their children.
Find out how you can take action at work, in school, as a professional, as a parent or as a bystander.
Together, these represent a shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia, bringing together international research, and nationwide experience, on what drives violence against women and their children and what works to prevent it.
Change the Story Training
Women's Safety NSW delivers Our Watch's Change the Story Training.
This is a course for anyone wanting to lead change in the community, government and business sectors; cultural, faith, sports, education and arts organisations; and beyond!
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What will you learn about?
- The prevalence and impacts of violence against women;
- The link between gender inequality and violence against women;
- What primary prevention of violence against women is;
- The evidence on what drives violence against women;
- The actions required to prevent violence against women and the role that everyone can play in prevention;
- Applying an intersectional approach to primary prevention activities;
- Our Watch's role in leading the primary prevention of violence against women across Australia.
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Please note: this training is not about how you can respond to women who experience violence or men who perpetrate violence. Rather, it focuses on how to change the underlying norms, practices and structures in society that drive violence against women.
Workplace Equality and Respect Training
Organisations working towards the Workplace Equality and Respect Standards should provide training to staff to engage them in the equality and respect process.
Women's Safety NSW offers Our Watch endorsed training for staff at various levels of your workplace: This training covers:
- The prevalence types, and impacts of violence against women;
- The drivers of violence against women, including the misconceptions about what causes violence against women;
- How violence against women and gender inequality manifest and are reinforced in workplaces;
- Practical actions to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality in workplaces;
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Please note: this training is not about how staff can respond to women who experience violence or men who perpetrate violence. Every workplace should also provide basic training to ensure staff can respond to colleagues who are experiencing gendered violence and sexual harassment.