The Sharing the Evidence forum provided a showcase for five initiatives funded through the Respect, Responsibility and Equality program.
Resource 1: Working together against violence (1.12MB)
Resource 2: Partners in Prevention (2.37MB)
Resource 3: Baby Makes 3 (2.19MB)
Resource 4: Respect and Equity Project: Preventing violence against women (3.22MB)
Resource 5: Northern Interfaith Respectful Relationships project (2.46MB)
This forum, held in October 2011, provided a showcase of VicHealth’s large-scale preventing violence against women projects, including five initiatives funded through the Respect, Responsibility and Equality program.
Many of the projects undertook in-depth evaluation and demonstrated important outcomes in relation to the determinants of violence. The learning and insights from these projects provide a significant contribution to the evidence base.
Working together against violence
This project aimed to strengthen the organisational capacity of a male-dominated workplace to develop and implement policies and programs aimed at promoting respectful and responsible relationships between men and women. Visit Women's Health Victoria for more information.
Partners in Prevention
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
A state-wide project which fostered the development of a cross-sector community practice in the primary prevention of violence against women, with a specific focus on working with young people. Visit Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria for more information.
Baby Makes 3
This project addressed the issue of gender equality within relationships for first-time parents. It built on the work of local maternal child health services to involve new parents in a three week group work program. Visit Whitehorse Community Health for more information.
Respect and Equity Project: Preventing violence against women
This project worked to integrate the prevention of violence against women into the core business of council through policies, programs and practices. Council provided leadership to build the capacity of the community and mentor other councils in the primary prevention of violence against women. Visit Maribyrnong Respect and Equity Project for more information.
Northern Interfaith Respectful Relationships project
This project is using a peer mentor model with faith leaders to examine values, develop policies, programs and communication strategies to foster respectful violence-free relationships.
Local Government Networking and Capacity Building Project
Darebin City Council and VicHealth
This project engaged local councils across Victoria to support and develop their capacity to provide leadership for the prevention of violence against women, both internally and across the communities they service.