Practical things you can do to

Prevent men’s violence against women

We all have a role in preventing men’s violence against women. We can all be advocates and leaders, working towards gender equality and preventing men’s violence against women.  Notice inequality break the silence and speak out about men’s violence, violence supportive attitudes and behaviours.

All you have to do is:

Notice inequality and create change

YOU can break traditional roles that create inequality.
YOU can challenge masculine peer culture.
YOU can resist male privilege & entitlement.
YOU can promote equal & respectful relationships.  Learn more

Be an active bystander

Be someone who speaks up about or questions inappropriate behaviour.  Be the one who is willing to create change and make a difference. Learn more

Attend or host an event

Check out the upcoming Gippsland events. We can help you host an event or meeting. It could be a meeting at your workplace, club or community group. Invite a guest speaker to get theconversation started around the issue of men’s violence against women.

Take Action

Share our work, talk about this issue with friends, family and colleagues. Join a Gippsland White Ribbon Network. Follow us on Twitter or InstagramLink with us to keep informed.

Educate yourself about the issue

Understanding the impact of men’s violence against women and why it is a men’s issue.  Our posters aim to help breakdown and show the causes of men’s violence against women and to create lasting change. Learn more

Need help now?

If you are in a violent situation, know someone who is experiencing violence, or someone who is using violence, please refer to the specialist support organisations.

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Late in 2014 the Baw Baw Shire Council facilitated a meeting of groups and individuals interested in forming a working group to take on the issue of family violence in the Shire. This followed concerns about the escalation of men’s violence against women.  Over the past 4 years in the Baw Baw Police Service Area… Read More

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Watch our new video and ‘make the link’ between gender inequality and men’s violence against women.

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Guest blogger Ryan Evans is Program Coordinator, GippSport, Gippsland Regional Sports Assembly. I ‘m sure you have heard many times by now, there are numerous benefits from participating in sport and physical activity. Essentially, it has been shown, time and time again, to lead to an improvement in the physical, mental and social well-being of an… Read More

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Make the Link, is once again participating in 16 Days of Activism against Gendered Violence 2016, from 25 November, The International day for the elimination of violence against women until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It is an opportunity to raise awareness, create discussion and encourage action that will create lasting culture change, prevent and… Read More

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Guest blogger Riley McRae, Year 12 Lavalla Catholic College, Gippsland, English oral presentation. Australia is the sporting nation. We live and breathe sport. As a country, Australia has some of the most celebrated athletes and holds many of the world most prestigious accolades. Sport dominates our news headlines, it’s in every conversation. In fact, 63.6%… Read More

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Guest blogger Keturah Phelps, member of Groundwork Youth Theatre, Sale, Victoria. Originally published as letter to Editor, Gippsland Times, May 2016.  When I was in year 11, I wrote a speech for my English class about domestic violence, a topic that had rising concern following the death of Luke Batty. I was saddened and disgusted by… Read More

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Making a Difference

I let my local cafe know that having ‘no wifebeaters‘ (apparently slang for singlets) on their list of appropriate dress was completely not okay!  This is trivialising violence against women and perpetuating an environment that allows violence to continue.

A couple of times on my way to pick up the mail I had to pass a car parked in the local car park in my town. I noticed a sticker in the rear windscreen depicting violence against women as a good thing. After a couple of times seeing it I took a couple of brochures from work ( that explain the issue of men’s violence against women eg. White Ribbon Australia) and popped them with a note about the offensiveness of the sticker under the wiper blade.

My local pool plays music videos on televisions throughout the complex showing women as sexual objects. I spoke to the manager and told them it was inappropriate and was sending the wrong messages.  Then after hearing about the CHIPS test I saw a photo in a family café of a woman’s legs in high heels and fishnet stockings. I realised it was sexually objectifying women and asked them to reconsider their choice of art, I’ll be going back to see if they listened!

A guy in the pub groped my bum, then as I turned I saw him grope another woman, I told him that what he was doing was not okay, it was sexual assault. I told his friends to take him home or I would have the bouncers call the police.

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