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The Library provides resources for practitioners in the prevention of violence against women field. It aims to support evidence-based, best practice approaches to prevention of violence against women work.

How to use the library

  • The categories on the left side of the Library allow you to view resources grouped by issue, type, author, topic, region or year. 
  • You can select multiple categories at once for a combined search (eg. Videos on intersectionality from 2015)
  • If you want to do a single category search, remember to unselect any previous categories you may have selected, or it will automatically do a multiple category search. 
  • You may also search directly through the search bar below.

Please note that resources included in this Library are prevention-focused. It is acknowledged that preventing violence against women work can require knowledge and data on prevalence and dynamics of violence against women, and responding to this violence. This data is not generally included in this library except where it holds particular pertinence to current prevention work. However, this information is available through other sources

You can support the information sharing function of the Library at any time through the Suggest a resource for the library page. 


The guide focuses on preventing violence against women in immigrant and refugee communities, developed for women's health services in Victoria and their partners in regional prevention of violence action planning. The guide supports practitioners to plan and develop approaches, strategies and activities in a way that includes or engages immigrant...

Recorded during the 'Intersectionality in Action' Forum on June 15 2017 , the 'Translating Theory into Practice' panel discuss ten key practitioner questions about how take intersectionality from theory into practical on-the-ground implementation. Facilitated by Vanessa Born (WHAV), with panellists Jen Hargrave (Women with Disabilities Victoria),...

Clearinghouse Connectors are a bi-monthly e-bulletin that cover a specific topic and contain a selection of up-to-date resources that are available online in full text. Issues Papers are papers that consolidate information from many sources to provide an evidence-based gender analysis of a particular women’s health issue and highlight the health...

An online tool providing gender disaggregated data on key health areas in order to increase the availability of gendered data comparison between LGAs, Regions and the State, and enable evidence-based decisions about service design, emerging priorities and program planning. Data is provided under the following headings: Sexual and Reproductive...

A library of online and print publications on women's health. The entire collection is 14,000 print and online publications and can be searched online, with print publications available for viewing at Women's Health Victoria by appointment. The Clearinghouse specialises in women's health policy, health promotion, preventative health, health...

A Monday-Friday daily email with links to the day's top news stories and government announcements related to women's health from local, national and international media sources. News is divided into categories for easy searching, including sexual and reproductive health, mental health and body image, cancer, violence prevention, gender equality /...

Canadian based, this website collects the work of the Institute which is focused on integrating and supporting health and natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities research with the paradigm of intersectionality, to better understand how gender relates with other axis of discrimination and disadvantage in multiple contexts, to understand...

Developed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet in collaboration with the Diverse Communities and Intersectionality Working Group to support a consistent approach to designing and implementing family violence reforms that respond to the diverse and intersectional needs of those experiencing family violence.

Developed to complement Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia, and written for “prevention practitioners” who are engaged in activities that aim to prevent violence against women. The Handbook translates the ‘big picture’ framework into ‘on-the-ground’ action - the...

A website resourcing the Partners in Prevention (PiP), which is a network of professionals supporting and partnering with early childhood services and schools in Victoria to plan, implement and evaluate respectful relationships education.

Resource library

The Library provides resources for practitioners in the prevention of violence against women field. It aims to support evidence-based, best practice approaches to prevention of violence against women work.

How to use the library

  • The categories on the left side of the Library allow you to view resources grouped by issue, type, author, topic, region or year. 
  • You can select multiple categories at once for a combined search (eg. Videos on intersectionality from 2015)
  • If you want to do a single category search, remember to unselect any previous categories you may have selected, or it will automatically do a multiple category search. 
  • You may also search directly through the search bar below.

Please note that resources included in this Library are prevention-focused. It is acknowledged that preventing violence against women work can require knowledge and data on prevalence and dynamics of violence against women, and responding to this violence. This data is not generally included in this library except where it holds particular pertinence to current prevention work. However, this information is available through other sources

You can support the information sharing function of the Library at any time through the Suggest a resource for the library page. 

Contact us

Get in touch with your local women’s health service for more information.

If you are experiencing violence, find information and support here 1800RESPECT.ORG.AU