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Primary Prevention – Projects

Respect starts here: Promoting respect on and off the field

Respect starts here – Promoting respect on and off the field was a primary prevention of sexual assault and family violence project led by The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre and funded by Give Where You Live Foundation.

The project was implemented at local AFL Barwon football and netball club Geelong West Giants (GWGFNC). The objective of the project was to increase sporting clubs awareness and understanding of sexual assault and family violence, promote gender equality and safe and respectful relationships and support clubs capacity to respond to disclosures of violence.

For more information on this project is available on the Respect starts here page

Breaking the Binary Code – Reducing Family Violence against the LGBTIQ+ community

Breaking the Binary Code was a 12- month project in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Barwon Adolescent Task (BAT) Force and Creative Geelong funded by the Victorian State Government under its Free from Violence Strategy.

The project has a holistic approach to work with the LGBTIQ+ community, their families and young people who do not identify as LGBTIQ+ with the aim to keep the LGBTIQ+ community free from family violence.

More information about the project is available on the Breaking the Binary Code project page.

#16 Days of Activism

#16DaysofActivism is a global campaign, from 25 November to 10 December annually, that calls for the prevention of gender-based violence against women. The SAFV Centre have delivered a number of activities throughout the 16 Days of Activism over a number of years, including social media campaigns.

These social media campaigns produce evidence-based information about preventing gender-based violence against women in the workplace, in the home and on the streets. This is an opportunity to increase our awareness of gender equality and collectively prevent gender-based violence against women, everyone has a role in preventing gender-based violence.

To read our 2022 campaign, please visit our #16 Days of Activism page or our social media channels.

Community of Practice, Primary Prevention in the G21 region

In partnership with Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West (WHWBSW)

Together with WHWBSW, we are leading the establishment of a Community of Practice (CoP) for practitioners working in primary prevention of violence against women in the G21 region. The purpose of the CoP is to create a forum for:

  • information sharing and professional development
  • developing and building on a shared understanding of primary prevention
  • creating partnership opportunities that maximise resources and coordinate efforts in primary prevention.

A sustainable CoP will guide the practice of primary prevention of violence against women and family violence well into the future.

Partnership, Equality and Prevention project with the City of Greater Geelong (the City)

In July 2017 we delivered a 12-month project in partnership with the City, funded by the Victorian State Government under its Free from Violence strategy. The project involved working with the City to strengthen and expand its efforts in promoting gender equity and preventing family violence and all forms of violence against women and their children. Taking a “whole of organisation” approach, we were engaged in activities including:

  • collaborating with the City to present Geelong’s inaugural, fully subscribed, Gender Equity in the Workplace Forum in February 2018
  • delivering gender equity training for the City’s workforce
  • development of gender equity practices as part of the City’s “business as usual” approach
The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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