Preventing Violence Together
Preventing Violence Together is the regional partnership and action plan to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Melbourne's west.
Regional implementation of the plan will be driven until 2015 through a project funded by the Department of Justice. The project is called United: Working Together to Prevent Violence Against Women in the West.
The project is collaboratively developed and works to build organisational capacity to prevent men’s violence against women, by tackling the causes and key determinants of violence against women.
The objectives of the project include:
- Eliminating/decreasing/redressing gender inequity
- Embedding and driving cultural change across all partner organisations to redress the determinants of violence against women
- Increasing awareness and building capacity of partner organisations and the community to create safe and inclusive environments where men and women can participate equally
- Increasing awareness and understanding of violence against women across workplace settings and the broader community
- Documenting and disseminating the lessons and challenges of the primary prevention activities including the development of proxy indicators of success
The partnership formed to undertake this project has developed The Resource Hub – an online repository of prevention of violence against women and gender equity tools and resources.
Women’s Health West is the lead agency on the United project and the partner/implementing agencies are:
- Brimbank City Council
- Doutta Galla Community Health Service
- Hobsons Bay City Council
- ISIS Primary Care
- Djerriwarrh Community Health Services
- Maribyrnong City Council
- Melbourne City Council
- Melton City Council
- Moonee Valley City Council
- Western Region Health Centre
- Wyndham City Council
- Inner North West Primary Care Partnership
- HealthWest Partnership
- Western Integrated Family Violence Committee
- Western Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group