What you can do
Be an advocate and work towards gender equality and preventing men’s violence against women
Noticing Inequality in your sphere of influence. Gender bias can be subtle & pervasive.
Breaking the silence and speak out about violence. Raise awareness & change attitudes.
How YOU can break traditional roles that create inequality.
How YOU can challenge masculine peer culture.
How YOU can resist male privilege and entitlement.
How YOU can promote equal & respectful relationships between men & women in your life.
More on understanding violence & what you can do visit Make the Link
Read and share these memes ‘Ways you can make a difference’ in your daily life to end harmful practtices and attitudes that allow men’s violence agaisnt women to exist.
To understand why Violence agaisnt women is everyone’s business, watch this TedxTalk ‘Violence against women – it’s a men’s issue’ by Jackson Katz, Mentors in Violence Prevention Founder.
Host an information session at your club, workplace.
We have several trained MATE Active Bystander facilitators across Gippsland ready to offer tailored sessions that will empower participants to be proactive bystanders.
- What is violence against women
- Bystander action
- Why gender equality is vital
- The importance of leaders
Motivate and empower participants to be proactive bystanders to help end and prevent gender based violence.
The MATE program is currently offered in various settings and options, as a two or three hour active bystander session or a whole day information session. Contact us to discuss your options with us today.
Gippsland Women’s Health does not provide a direct service to people experiencing family violence.
If you are in a violent situation, know someone who is experiencing violence, or know someone who is using violence, please refer to the key contacts listed below.
In an emergency – call Police on 000
For 24 hour assistance, counselling, referrals and access to crisis accommodation call Safe Steps on 1800 015 188
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Gippsland Women’s Health is NOT a crisis centre. If you are in a violent situation, know someone who is experiencing violence, or know someone who is using violence, please refer to the key contacts listed here.