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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. 


A conference presentation (in article form) that examines the "prevention paradox" - that positive shifts in attitudes and norms are undermined by gender inequality, but increases in VAW can be triggered when improvements in gender equality occur in the absence of normative and attitudinal change leading to backlash. This paper reports on a study...

This toolkit has been designed to support State Sporting Associations to create safe and inclusive workplaces by equipping all staff to step in when they see or hear about sexist language, sex discrimination or sexual harassment taking place at work. Each section supports one of four key components: Committed organisations (how to establish and...

A journal article that examines some of the challenges and potential uses for intersectionality with population health research.

A 'primer' document that explains what intersectionality is, its critical role for human rights and development, and the different ways it can be used by gender equality advocates.

This is a series of two short videos. The first is a powerful video of women, men and boys being asked to demonstrate doing things 'like a girl'. They do them badly and weakly. Then young girls are asked to do the same thing, and they do them normally and powerfully. The video then asks the different participants what impact there is in associating...

The National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) is a large-scale national survey that provides a snapshot of community attitudes to violence against women in 2013 and over time, and point to the specific needs for future prevention activity. This is the third survey of its kind, with the first undertaken in 1995 and...

A set of colourful cards (for purchase), designed as a learning tool to: Generate conversation and reflection about gender roles and fairness; Explore gender fairness in a safe, curious and respectful way; Create shared learning for groups, teams, organisations, business and communities; Deepen understanding about how gender unfairness limits...

This is a website and campaign that provides resources for organisations and individuals to have conversations about gender equity, respectful relationships, and challenging sexist comments, discrimination and disrespectful behaviour. Its focus is on shifting conversations away from the physical perpetration of violence against women and towards...

Short video of infographic images with statistics and information on VAW (including for the Loddon Mallee region), and what is required to prevent it.

Research report exploring primary prevention of violence against women projects focused on working with men and boys.

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