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Gender stereotypes and sexist jokes. What’s the big deal?

Violence against women is based upon a foundation of unequal power between men and women, something that has been embedded historically in our society and in our relationships. We see this imbalance acted out in many ways, even today. It is in the jokes we tell, the language we use and in the way that… Read More

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Mentors in Violence Prevention

MVP flyer Updated Aug 2016 Mentors in Violence Prevention is a leadership program focused on preventing all forms of violence against women. It empowers participants to be active bystanders with practical tools to interrupt violence and challenge sexist behaviour. Using a wide range of strategies to create change, this program is relevant to everyone –… Read More

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

Women’s Participation in Sport

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

Our 16 Days of Activism 

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

Sexism in Sport

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