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Practice resources

Gender Equity

Advocacy Toolkit: A guide to influencing decision-making for gender equity, women’s health and the prevention of violence against women

GEN VIC have put together a guide for members to advocate for gender equitable change in Victorian elections. It provides letters templates, tips and a timeline of action for advocacy.

Facilitating inclusive discussion in digital feminist spaces

Online discussion, not to mention online disagreement, can be highly fraught. This fact sheet sets out some principals and tips for navigating the diverse and different views that we can often encounter online in shared political spaces.

Preventing Violence Against Women

Action to Prevent Violence Against Women Website

This online resource supports key organisations to understand how to prevent violence against women and get involved in regional partnerships and regional action planning; and to support practitioners in the field to connect with each other, access resources and deliver best practice initiatives.

Introduction to Preventing Violence Against Women e-Learning Module

The interactive audio and video eLearning module: Introduction to Preventing Violence Against Women and the companion PVAW Orientation Toolkit. These resources aim to support new and/or inexperienced workers to learn more about playing a role in preventing violence against women.

Don’t Read the Comments: Enhancing Online Safety for Women Working in the Media

This policy document brings together findings from secondary research and consultations with women journalists and media workers and one male journalist from Australia to recommend strategies for media organisations to prevent and respond to gender-based abuse on their platforms.

Online Active Bystander Toolkit: Responding to Harassment on Social Media

Have you seen a post or a comment on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or another social media and thought “that’s just not right”, but haven’t been sure what to say? If you’ve always wanted to step in and say something, GEN VIC is here to help. This toolkit gives you a range of strategies and suggestions for how to intervene.

Online Active Bystander Video: Together We’re Stronger

This video complements the Online Active Bystander Toolkit, and further demonstrates how to step in and say something when witnessing harassment online.

A practitioner’s guide to evaluating projects working to prevent violence against women

This is a practical guide to evaluating PVAW projects. Informed by practitioners, it contains an example planning template as well as information on evaluation design, collecting and interpreting data, and measuring impact

Reaching across Victoria to prevent violence against women: the infrastructure provided by Women’s Health Services and Victorian Prevention Partnerships

Work to prevent violence against women and help make our communities safer is being strategically coordinated across Victoria through nine Prevention Partnerships. Each regional Prevention Partnership is facilitated and coordinated by their local women’s health service. The Prevention Partnerships act as a cohesive primary infrastructure to grow and deliver prevention of violence against women and embed gender equity values into hundreds of our diverse communities and organisations in Victoria.

Inclusive and effective workforce development

This document provides an overview of the Victorian women’s health services’ commitment & approach to the development of the prevention of violence against women workforce

Sexual and Reproductive Health

A Theory of Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Victorian Women

A theory of change is a well-evidenced tool for mapping the pathways of change for transforming complex social problems. As leading advocates in women’s sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, this theory of change captures women’s health services’ collective understanding of the preconditions required for optimal sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, starting from the current Victorian context and projecting forward over 20 years.

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