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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.

You can create change

We can all challenge the foundations that support violence against women, watch our new video:

Be an active bystander

Be someone who speaks up about or questions inappropriate behaviour.  Learn more

Educate yourself

Understanding the impact of men’s violence against women and why it is a men’s issue.  Learn more


Make the Link between gender inequality and gender based violence or men’s violence against women. Our posters aim to help understand the drivers of men’s violence against women and where action needs to happen. Order copies here

Make The Link posters

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

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Jaclyn Quinn Traralgon Football Netball Club Strength and Conditioning Coach I’ve always had a passion for sport, in particular the human body and what it can achieve! Growing up around netball/football clubs, I naturally become interested in football. Especially what made one team more successful than others and what aspects could be manipulated to improve… Read More

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Pip Timms Former President and current Vice-President Bairnsdale Football Netball Club I have always been of the opinion that it doesn’t matter what gender you are, local community groups always need willing volunteers to drive success. Holding my current position as Vice President of the Bairnsdale Football Netball Club after having been the President, I… Read More

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Jess Mills First female football Field Umpire in the TRFM Gippsland League When I first decided to take up football umpiring at just 15, I didn’t quite realise how underrepresented women were in sport, and in particular in traditional roles, and how big of a deal it was to sign up as a female umpire.… Read More

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Peter Moody Moe Football Netball Club A Grade Netball Coach My wife and two daughters have always been heavily involved in sports. Prior to having children, I had always been involved in ‘traditional’ male dominated sports such as football and cricket and grew up with 3 brothers. As such I sometimes failed to see the… Read More

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Cayte Hoppner AFL Gippsland Region Commissioner I grew up in a football family. My Dad played football and our Saturdays were spent at the footy and netball club. The club was a huge part of my life as a young child and a teenager. I would say that our family was pretty football obsessed and… Read More

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Gender equality isn’t about ticking the box for statistics.  Cultural change is needed.  We need a unified voice demanding our community be respectful of one another.  A unified voice stating violence is unacceptable in any family, at school, at work – anywhere.  A unified voice stating that violence against women will no longer be kept… Read More

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  There are many wonderful things about growing up in the bush. The smell of eucalyptus, winding rivers and white, sandy beaches to name a few. Despite its beauty though, it can be particularly isolating for those who do not conform to the patriarchal idyll.  Growing up, male football stars were always lauded, while the… Read More

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  Everyone has the right to be who they want to be. A lot of people don’t respect each other just because they’re different. I’m really passionate equality and I try to help others through a program I help run a program called Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships (SL&RR) for women and men. This program… Read More

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From a personal perspective I have been fortunate enough to have been exposed to amazing role models who taught me that gender was not a barrier and encouraged me to achieve my dreams. Both my mother and grandmother were strong independent women who were passionate in instilling in me the belief that I could achieve… Read More

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I have chosen to build my career in an industry that has historically been shaped by gender stereotypes. When advised there were no females in a regional football development role at the time of my job vacancy my only response was, ‘why not?’  I applied anyway and the rest is history. I see now that sport… Read More

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Having been an operational member of Victoria Police for the last 18 years, I am well aware of what the ‘pointy end’ of family violence and violence perpetrated against women looks like and the prevalence of it.   Family violence is complex and is not something that we can police our way out of. Like many… Read More

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Family violence does not discriminate. It affects all cultures, families, communities and societies.  It is around power, control and a sense of privilege by the perpetrator. It causes family breakdown, loss of relationships, heart ache and pain by those who are victims or witness to it. We need individuals and communities to stand up against… Read More

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I am working to make my home life more gender neutral. We are then good role models for our children.

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.

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.

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