Our Watch Our Issue

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

Rosie Batty visits Gippsland

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

Free East Gippsland Violence Prevention sessions

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

Gender means Men too

When people talk about gender, we often forget that ‘gender’ is not a substitute for the word ‘women’. Gender equality often focuses on women’s rights and violence against women, but gender is something bigger than just women, gender means men too and it’s important that we get it right. To start with, let’s be clear… Read More

The CHIPS test – a way to spot sexual objectification of women

We’ve all heard the terms ‘objectification’ and ‘sexualisation’ of women and girls, but what does it really mean? Dr. Caroline Heldman from the USA addresses these questions and why they’re important, explaining, ‘women who grow up in a culture with widespread sexual objectification tend to view themselves as objects of desire for others.’ Many of… Read More