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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 report explores contexts and key strategies for engaging men from immigrant and refugee backgrounds in prevention of violence against women. It outlines ways of understanding violence against women that are relevant to immigrant and refugee communities and men, differences and specificities in concepts of masculinities, the role of 'culture'...

This typology provides a classification of "types' of training for gender equality, aiming to support trainers to plan, develop, design, deliver and evaluate training-related activities more strategically and realistically. It classifies training into five broad 'types' - awareness raising, knowledge enhancement, skills training, change in...

A three-part training manual of information and resources for women's health services staff to deliver GE training to their organisational and community partners, including local government, health services, primary care partnerships, FV response services, peak bodies and community organisations. Part 1 looks at concepts, definitions, law and...

A resource to assist local government in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans 2017 – 2021. The resource demonstrates the value of sex-disaggregated data, and highlights some of the most pressing needs for women in your communities. It provides gendered data, information, and...

This guide has been developed to help members of the local Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance to take action to end violence against women and children in ways that are relevant to their organisation and in line with the national framework, Change the Story. The guide includes four areas of information: Part 1 is an explanation of...

This is the Grampians regional plan to prevent violence against women for 2016 - 2020. The document provides introductory and contextual information on VAW in the Grampians region, and on primary prevention. The plan outlines a vision, principles and four goals - 1. Improved systems, structures, policies and practices that address gender equality...

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.

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