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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. 


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,...

This is a short guide to evaluating PVAW projects, designed to support practitioners in undertaking their own (internal) evaluations, or understanding better as they work with external evaluators. It has nine steps which cover the fundamentals of evaluation with associated tools including worksheets, samplers, menus, builders, templates and...

This is Australia's national framework for the prevention of violence against women and the most comprehensive Australian document on international research and nationwide experience on what drives violence against women and their children and what works to prevent it. It establishes a shared understanding of the evidence and principles of...

This document details the additional research and consultations undertaken as part of the Change the Story development process. Particularly, it includes the eight, independently authored ‘think pieces’ that were commissioned to provide new perspectives on additional topics of interest (Appendix 3), which are:

  • Monica Campo, 2015, ‘Conceptualising...

This paper is one part of Appendix 3 to 'Change the Story Framework Foundations 2' which is a collection of 'think pieces' on various key topics related to preventing violence against women. The piece is subtitled "How do different forms of discrimination intersect with gender to contribute to violence against women and their children and what are...

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