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    • Tue, October 08, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
    • 18
    Register

    Interested in improving sexual and reproductive health services to better meet the needs of a diverse range of service users? 

    Unsure of how we might best achieve this?

    Join Women’s Health Victoria on 8 October as we bring together professionals from the sexual and reproductive health sector to identify ways in which we can build and develop services which are inclusive, sensitive and informed by lived experience. The event will be MC’d by Dr Ruth De Souza.

    Including presentations from:

    • Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
    • Women with Disabilities Victoria
    • Thorne Harbour Health
    • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

    There will also be a facilitated panel discussion with people sharing their lived experiences, followed by a short workshop focusing on translating knowledge into practice.

    Event details
    Date: Tuesday 8th October, 2019
    Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm (Lunch and refreshments provided)
    Location: Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, 3000

    Purchase Tickets
    Tickets are limited due to venue size. Please click this link to purchase tickets for this event online.

    • $50 (+GST) full
    • $30 (+GST) concession

    Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
    Ticket price goes towards the cost of lunch and ensuring panel speakers are appropriately compensated for their time.

    Contact us
    Renata Anderson, Women's Health Victoria, 
    renata.anderson@whv.org.au

    • Fri, October 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
    • 23
    Register

    Gender Equity in Action

    Learn the practical skills you need to design, deliver and evaluate gender sensitive programs and services. This activity-based workshop will be your introductory step-by-step guide to performing a gender analysis in practice.


    The workshop covers:

    • Identifying gendered norms, practices and structures and their impact
    • Approaches to gender inclusive program design
    • Tools and frameworks for conducting a gender analysis
    • How to use real world data to support your work including an introduction to the Women’s Health Atlas
    • Real life scenarios and the application of a gender analysis

    These skills are particularly relevant for working with Municipal Public Health and Well-being Plans, Victoria’s Gender Equality Strategy, or working to prevent violence against women.

        Workshop facilitators:

        Bianca Walsh is the health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria. Bianca brings over seven years’ experience managing and facilitating training to diverse volunteer programs that support newly arrived communities and robust community facilitation and training experience within the social justice and non for-profit sector.

        Dr. Sue Rosenhain is the principal consultant for Definite Advantage. She has a background in physiotherapy and health promotion, holding a PhD, Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and Health Education. She has worked in a range of health and community service settings which have enabled her to pursue roles that reflect a social model of health, contribute to reducing inequities, promote continuous quality improvement and involve community and other stakeholders in decision making. In her role as the Project Manager Sue coordinated the development, implementation and evaluation of Together For Equality & Respect 2013-2017, the Eastern Metropolitan region strategy for the prevention of violence against women.

        Who should attend:

        This workshop is designed for all audiences interested in delivering gender equitable and gender sensitive programs and services. These skills are particularly relevant for working with Municipal Public Health and Well-being Plans, Victoria’s Gender Equality Strategy, or working to prevent violence against women.

        Cost: 

        Full fee $255.00 (excluding GST)
        Concession $125.00 (excluding GST)

        Contact us:

        Please contact us with any queries or any issues with registration. We are available by email training@whv.org.au or by phone 03 9664 9338

        • Wed, October 23, 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
        • 12
        Register

        Challenges and opportunities to prevent violence against women in practice

        Explore the challenge and opportunities of undertaking action that seeks to transform gender norms, practices and structures in order to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality. 

        About this workshop:

        This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective gender transformative practice as part of their primary prevention and gender equality work. This workshop explores the key theoretical principles underpinning gender transformative work, reflecting on their own practice and experience. Participants are supported to unpack some of the key challenges to putting this work into practice and will work together to explore opportunities to overcome these challenges. While there is no step-by-step process to undertaking gender transformative practice, the workshop aims to support practitioners to develop the critical thinking and reflection skills required to incorporate a gender transformative lens to their practice.

        The workshop covers:

        • the theoretical framework underpinning gender transformative practice and how it applies to our work
        • applying an intersectional lens to our gender transformative practice
        • working with men in transforming masculinities
        • practitioner care and self-care

        Audience 

        This workshop is designed for experienced practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equality sectors. Participants will be supported to reflect on and draw from their own practice experience and knowledge throughout the workshop.

        Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop. Participants are also expected to be familiar with the concept of intersectionality.

        Cost:

        Full fee $255.00 (excluding GST)
        Concession $125.00 (excluding GST)

        Contact us 

        Please contact us with any queries or any issues with registration. We are available by email training@whv.org.au or by phone  9664 9340.

        Please note*

        Participants are expected to have a strong understanding of the following documents:


        • Wed, November 13, 2019
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
        • 19
        Register

        Storytelling for Change: Prevention of Violence against Women Communications Masterclass

        This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills in crafting and sharing stories that communicate the drivers of violence against women.

        This workshop take participants through story crafting techniques and principles, key considerations when tailoring PVAW stories to various audiences and ethical storytelling. 

        Participants workshop key messages and craft their own story through individual and group activities. This workshop aims to increase the confidence of participants to develop and tell stories that illuminate the causes of violence against women.

        Please note* : Participants are asked to bring in an example that illustrates one or more of the drivers of violence against women. This example will be the bases of story crafting activities. (‘Examples’ of the drivers of violence against women are not required to be in story form prior to the workshop.)

        The workshop covers:

        • Key elements of a primary prevention story
        • Ethical considerations developing and sharing stories
        • Tailoring for your audience or setting
        • Key messages and the drivers of violence against women
        • Story crafting techniques and story shapes

          Workshop facilitators:

          Kiri Bear is a professional facilitator, trainer and project manager. With 15 years’ experience in youth, community and government services, Kiri has been at the forefront of the PVAW field. Kiri is also an artist, poet and a storyteller. 

          Linden Deathe is the senior health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria and brings 10 years of experience developing and delivering gender equity training in the international development and prevention of violence against women sectors. Linden holds a Master of Gender and Development and a Cert IV in training and assessment. Linden is originally from Canada and only sometimes misses the snow.

          Audience

          This workshop is designed for practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equity sectors. Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, and the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop. 

          Cost

          Full fee $225 (excluding GST)

          Student/Concession $155 (excluding GST)

          Contact us

          Please contact us with any queries or any issues with registration. We are available by email training@whv.org.au or by phone 03 9664 9340.



          • Wed, November 20, 2019
          • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
          • 17
          Register

          Effective monitoring and evaluation for the primary prevention of violence against women and family violence initiatives



          About this workshop:

          This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation as part of their primary prevention of violence against women and family violence work.

          This workshop explores the key theoretical approaches and practice frameworks that guide primary prevention evaluation in Victoria, supporting participants to reflect on their own practice and experience. Participants are supported to unpack some of the key challenges to putting this work into practice and will work together to explore opportunities to overcome these challenges.


          The workshop covers:

          • the current primary prevention evaluation context
          • good practice approaches to primary prevention evaluation
          • opportunities and challenges in designing and implementing effective primary prevention evaluation including;
          • developing indicators
          •  
          • data collection and analysis
          •  
          • sharing learnings and disseminating findings.

            Please note Participants are asked to bring in an example of a current or old primary prevention logic model to use on the day. This will be used as the basis for an activity reflecting on opportunities to strengthen intersectional and other practice. This can be an example of good or not-so-good logic model.

            Audience

            This workshop is designed for experienced practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equality sectors. It is also relevant for evaluators seeking to build their understanding of the specific skills and knowledge required to evaluation primary prevention initiatives. Participants will be supported to reflect on and draw from their own practice experience and knowledge throughout the workshop.


            Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop. Participants are also expected to be familiar with the concept of intersectionality.


            Participants are expected to have a strong understanding of the following documents:


            Cost
            :
              

            Full fee $255 (excluding GST)

            Student/Concession $155 (excluding GST)


            This Masterclass was developed with funding from the Victorian Government, under the Free From Violence Strategy.


            Contact us:

            Please contact us with any queries or any issues with registration. We are available by email training@whv.org.au or by phone 03 9664 9340.


            • Fri, November 29, 2019
            • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
            • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
            • 24
            Registration is closed

            Building capacity to create safe and supportive workplaces

            This three and a half hour workshop is designed to build the capacity of workplaces to support their employees who are experiencing family violence. Disclosures of family violence are common after or during violence prevention training and/or workplace change programs. 

            This workshop is designed for managers, human resources/people and culture staff, or individuals in family violence contact/support roles and will assist them to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure their employees are safe and supported in the workplace.

            This training aims to:

            • Increases participants' understanding and confidence to manage disclosures of family violence
            • Builds participants' skill to develop and implement a family violence policy
            • Provides you with practical tools to create a safe and supportive workplace.

              Workshop facilitators:

              To be confirmed.

              Who should attend?

              This training is designed to be delivered to workplace managers, human resource professionals and family violence contact staff.

              Cost:

              Full fee $125:00 (excluding GST)
              Concession $85:00  (excluding GST)

              Contact us 

              Please contact us with any queries or any issues with registration. We are available by email training@whv.org.au or by phone  9664 9338   

              • Fri, November 29, 2019
              • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
              • Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
              • 19
              Register

              Providing the tools to take bystander action to prevent violence against women.

              This three and a half hour active bystander training  supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women. 

              This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of family violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women. Participants are provided with bystander tools to build the skills and confidence to speak out against violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours.

              Training Outcomes:

              • Increases participants' understanding and confidence to discuss domestic violence and sexual harassment with your colleagues, friends and family.
              • Builds participants' skill to challenge attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.
              • Provides you with practical tools to be an active bystander.

              WHV’s active bystander training focuses on the most pervasive forms of violence against women, but the active bystander tools can be used to challenge any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying. The tools are designed to reinforces healthy, respectful behaviours and focuses on what people in the workplace and communities can do to make a difference.

              Audience

              Designed for all audiences interested in taking action to prevent violence against women.

              Contact us 

              training@whv.org.au or Bianca Walsh 03 9664 9338   

            Past events

            Wed, September 11, 2019 Bystander Action to Prevent Violence Against Women
            Fri, August 16, 2019 Change the Story: Understanding Australia's national framework to prevent violence against women and their children
            Wed, July 31, 2019 Capturing Change Masterclass: Monitoring and Evaluation for primary prevention of violence against women and family violence initiatives.
            Wed, July 17, 2019 Storytelling for Change: Prevention of Violence against Women Communications Masterclass
            Wed, July 03, 2019 Towards Gender Transformative Change Masterclass: Challenges and opportunities to prevent violence against women in practice
            Thu, June 27, 2019 Gender Equity in Action
            Thu, June 13, 2019 Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence
            Thu, June 13, 2019 Gender Equity in the Workplace
            Thu, May 23, 2019 Gender Equity in Action
            Thu, May 16, 2019 Primary Prevention Of Violence Against Women Monitoring and Evaluation Masterclass
            Fri, May 03, 2019 Forum: Teaching a Course in Gender Equity
            Thu, April 11, 2019 Gender Equity in the Workplace
            Thu, April 11, 2019 Bystander Action to Prevent Violence Against Women
            Mon, April 08, 2019 Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW) Communication Masterclass
            Fri, April 05, 2019 Forum: Putting Gender Equity Work into Practice
            Thu, March 28, 2019 Gender Equity in Action
            Thu, March 21, 2019 Gender Transformative Practice To Prevent Violence Against Women
            Fri, March 01, 2019 Intersectional Perspectives on a Course in Gender Equity
            Thu, February 21, 2019 Bystander Action to Prevent Violence Against Women
            Thu, February 21, 2019 Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence
            Thu, December 06, 2018 PVAW Communications Masterclass
            Tue, November 20, 2018 Issues paper launch - Great Expectations: How gendered expectations shape early mothering experiences
            Thu, September 13, 2018 Being an Active Bystander to Prevent Violence Against Women
            Thu, September 13, 2018 Gender Equity in the Workplace
            Thu, August 30, 2018 PVAW Communications Masterclass
            Thu, August 23, 2018 Gender Equity in the Workplace
            Tue, July 24, 2018 Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence
            Thu, July 12, 2018 Being an Active Bystander to Prevent Violence Against Women
            Wed, June 27, 2018 Test Training Event


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