Preventing Violence Against Women

Take Action

Be an advocate and work towards gender equality and preventing men’s violence against women.

What you can do

Noticing inequality in your sphere of influence. Gender bias can be subtle & pervasive.

Breaking the silence and speaking out about violence. Raise awareness & change attitudes.

ACTION is about:

  • 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.

Make the Link 

To understand the link between gender inequality and violence against women and 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 practices and attitudes that allow men’s violence agaisnt women to exist.

To understand why Violence against 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.

MATE Active Bystander information sessions

There are many trained MATE Active Bystander facilitators across Gippsland ready to offer tailored sessions that will empower participants to be proactive bystanders.

Learn about:

  • 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.

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is from 25th November, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women until 10th December, Human Rights Day. It is an opportunity to raise awareness, create discussion and encourage action that will create lasting culture change, prevent and end violence against women.

Be part of the large international voice and make a difference to the lives of women and girls.

View our past campaigns and resources are:



We are pleased to share our Make the Link resources to help people to #MakeTheLink between gender inequality and men’s violence against women.