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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 paper was prepared to inform the development of Change the Story. It reviews key research on violence against women and what works to prevent it, and draws on relevant theoretical literature to provide a conceptual framework within which to present the findings. The paper points to gender inequality as an underlying, or root cause of violence...

This the United Nations' global framework for understanding and addressing violence against women. It is based around eight fundamental concepts and principles for understanding the issue and taking effective action: 1. The problem; 2. Conditions that need to be addressed to eliminate the problem; 3. Foundations for prevention; 4. Actions to...

An online step-by-step guide, housed in a dedicated website, that is designed to support regional women's health organisations to effectively create regional plans for PVAW and GE action in their areas.

The main content of the website is sectioned into 6 key steps of regional planning which each contain introductory information, key tips, case...

A resource for community sector workers to assist in financial wellbeing for women, including addressing particular financial considerations of common issues facing women. Contains information, advice and contacts under the following topics: Centrelink; Domestic Violence; Health & Wellbeing; Housing; Insurance; Legal; Money & Finance; Transport &...

This report examines the status of women’s equity as leaders of organisations, board members and council representatives across the Loddon Mallee region. The report assesses key indicators for women’s representation in employed and elected leadership positions and provides a snapshot of gender equity in terms of women’s opportunity to influence...

Short film on gender inequality as the leading cause of violence against women, including interviews with local practitioners.

This is a practical resource designed to build the capacity of PVT group partners to speak publicly about preventing men’s violence against women and respond to curly questions in a thoughtful and evidence based way. The guide is organised into three main sections: 1. Language matters - a dissection of different terminology within conversations on...

This tool is an introduction to gender audits designed for executive leaders, managers, coordinators and staff who have the responsibility to lead a gender audit process. It gives direction on how to set gender equity assessment standards within their organisation and the facilities, programs and services that they deliver to the broader community....

A tool to assist organisations develop an organisational policy to prevent violence against women and promote gender equity. It contains background information regarding gender equity and violence against women, and includes sample policy templates that organisations can draw upon in the development of organisational policies and procedures.

An animated film and guide, which seek to increase the capacity of staff to apply a gender-responsive approach to their work practice, and work towards gender transformative practice to prevent men’s violence against women. The written guide includes sections on how gender equity is congruent with community health service core values, how to be...

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