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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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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Kate Jenkins is the Victorian winner of the 2015 Country to Canberra Essay Competition. Country to Canberra is a youth-led non-profit that’s empowering rural girls to reach their leadership potential. Here is Kate’s winning essay, reproduced with permission: Think locally and nationally! ‘Remember ladies, there’s no such thing as a woman who has it all.’… Read More

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Business networks and community come to hear Rosie Batty in Gippsland A record audience turned out in Warragul, Traralgon and Inverloch to hear from Australian of the Year and campaigner against domestic violence, Rosie Batty. Ms Batty, who rose to prominence following the murder of her son Luke by the boy’s father at Tyabb in February… Read More

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A common question we come across in our work is, ‘What about violence against men?’ There are a number of reasons we focus on the prevention of men’s violence against women, and not violence against men or violence more generally. Firstly, statistics show that the majority of family violence is perpetrated by men against women… Read More

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Gippsland Women’s Health, in partnership with East Gippsland PCP and Good Beginnings (Save the Children), will be hosting three events in the lead up to White Ribbon Day in East Gippsland. Three training sessions of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program will run in Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance, where participants will learn about gender… Read More

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Making a Difference

I speak up now when I see inappropriate behaviour from my family and friends.  I have realised that it is Ok to speak up and others may actually be thinking the same.

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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