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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 regional plan includes a 5 page strategy, as well as information on the purpose and context of the framework, on governance and priority work settings, and a 4 page executive summary. Three strategic areas of the strategy are: 1. Building Leadership and Internal Capacity; 2. Working with Our Communities; and 3. Building the Evidence for Future...

This is a single page program logic summarising the regional strategy. The Gippsland strategy has three objectives: Ensure a focus on strategies to promote respectful relationships between men and women, boys and girls occurs within the sport & recreation setting, workplaces and local government in Gippsland; Increase access to resources promoting...

This is the 2013-2017 regional plan for preventing violence against women in the Eastern metropolitan region. It includes a single page strategy summary and further information on the need, purpose, partners, strategy development and implementation processes of the strategy. Also includes a glossary and list of current eastern PVAW activities.

This short guide provides accessible and comprehensive guidance on taking PVAW action within organisations. The resource introduces the need for a whole of organisation approach to PVAW; provides a diagram of three 'Themes' and five 'Organisation Action Areas' for achieving a whole of organisation approach to PVAW; and finally provides a list of 48...

A single page visual map of the elements involved in the northern metropolitan regional strategy, including inputs, processes, and medium and long-term outcomes of the strategy.

A tabled map of information on practice, projects and programs across the northern region that aim to prevent violence against women, showing what is happening in the region and who to contact. The mapping project consists of three parts: Part 1: Policy and practice in local government (last updated September 2012): This looks at how preventing...

These quality standards are designed to create awareness of gender equity and support organisations to work towards achieving a more equitable workplace for women and men. The guide includes an overview of the benefits of gender equity, GE laws, how to use the standards, and definitions. The guide is then organised into seven quality standards for...

This is the 2014 regional action plan for the western metropolitan region. It includes introductory information on VAW, PVAW and working together in prevention. It then outlines its seven focus areas: 1. Partnerships and Structures; 2. Community Leadership; 3. Capacity and Tools; 4. Communications, Advocacy and Champions; 5. Skills, Attitudes and...

This two-page factsheet includes introductory information to PVAW within immigrant and refugee communities, and 10 short summary dot points of best practice principles for culturally-appropriate violence prevention efforts.

A short article that describes the specific relevance of Intersectionality to public health policy and action; outlines the rarity of public health studies that reflect intersectionality in their theoretical frameworks, designs, analyses, or interpretations; and addresses some theoretical and methodological challenges and benefits of...

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