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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. 


This is a set of three resources to assist organisations to apply a gendered lens to their work. The Gender Analysis Overview provides a brief introduction to key concepts of gender analysis, including defining key terms, and the rationale for applying a gendered lens to all plans, policy and practice. The Gender Analysis Planning Tool is designed...

The 2016 - 2021 regional strategy for the southern metropolitan region of Victoria. It includes introductory information on VAW and primary prevention, as well as further information on governance and implementation of the strategy. The Vision: A region where women have equality and respect – and where women and their children live free from...

This is the 2016-2019 Loddon Mallee regional action plan. The action plan provides an overview of its strategies, a full plan of actions required for each strategy, as well as supporting information such as guiding principles and key actors for the action plan, introductory information and key resources on PVAW. The plan centres on nine strategies,...

This paper discusses considerations and risks in use of gendered language and norms within the engagement of men in prevention of violence against women.

Findings and recommendations from Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence.

A findings report on a project that enlisted 10 organisations and supported them to strategically implement gender equality in their workplace. Process, actions and outcomes are outlined in a case study for each of the ten.

A report in 6 sections that reviews literature and case studies of workplace interventions for PVAW in Australia, assesses learnings and makes 18 recommendations for workplace practice.

A short and accessible website that contains general information on GE and PVAW and steps that individuals can take to address them. The site contains information, resources and many links to support learning. It also includes merchandise with key messages, such as stickers and notebooks and cards.

This literature review paper provides an overview of what is currently known about women's experiences of family violence, the effectiveness of particular responses, and prevention of violence. It includes an introduction of the issues and the current policy responses to family violence in Australia with particular emphasis on immigrant and refugee...

This toolkit is a practical guide for leaders, teams and individuals to drive change in their workplace. The first booklet describes the steps you can take to start the Equal Footing program and includes all the materials you will need to start the conversations. The second booklet puts the latest tip-sheets and resources at your fingertips,...

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