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Foundations of Primary Prevention of Violence against Women (1 day course)

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Foundations of Primary Prevention of Violence against Women (1 day course)

UPDATE: The training on Monday 11th is fully booked. Due to overwhelming demand, we are now going to run the workshop for people with experience in the family, domestic and sexual violence sectors on both days. If you are unable to attend that date, please contact Alicia Gibbs at alicia@pvt.org.au if you would like to be notified about future PVT training opportunities.

About this course

This one-day course is based on the Australian national Change the Story framework for preventing violence against women, developed by Our Watch. It includes a range of interactive activities and resources.

Foundations of Primary Prevention of Violence against Women will provide participants with an introduction to:

  • a primary prevention approach to addressing the underlying determinants of violence against women.
  • the 4 gendered drivers of violence against women.
  • other drivers of violence against women.
  • essential actions to challenge drivers of violence against women.
  • actions that individuals and organisations can take to prevent violence against women.
  • managing resistance at the individual and organisational level.
  • embedding strategies for wellbeing and sustainability.


Course details

Date/Times:

1. Wednesday 6th December 2023, 9am – 4pm

2. Monday 11th December 2023, 9am – 4pm

Venue: Conference Room, City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth

Cost: $80. Includes Course booklet, Attendance certificate, morning tea and lunch.

Places are limited, booking secured upon payment.

Contact: Alicia Gibbs, Preventing Violence Together alicia@pvt.org.au

If you are already engaging in primary prevention and would like to advance your practice, please get in touch to discuss your professional development needs, as PVT is currently planning our 2024 training calendar.


Course Facilitators:

Alicia Gibbs / Preventing Violence Together

Alicia Gibbs is a social worker who is committed to tackling the underlying causes of inequality and gender-based violence. She currently leads Preventing Violence Together, a joint initiative of the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing and Stopping Family Violence, working to build the capacity of the primary prevention sector in Western Australia. She is part of the team developing Western Australia’s first primary prevention of violence against women practice and workforce capability framework. 

Karen Binning / Preventing Violence Together

Karen Binning has a background in gender equality work within organisational development and human resources roles in the private, tertiary and government sectors. She is a facilitator of Griffith University’s MATE (Motivating Action Through Empowerment) Bystander programs and AUSMASA’s (Australian Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance) Building Safe and Respectful Workplaces courses. Karen also specialises in wellbeing training and is an accredited workplace Mindfulness facilitator with the Oxford University Centre for Mindfulness.


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