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Workforce training on preventing violence against women

Women’s Health West offers workforce development and training to organisations in the Melbourne’s western region, in line with Preventing Violence Together 2030: Western Region Strategy to Prevent Violence Against Women.

Gender equitable workplaces benefit from improved productivity and economic growth, increased organisational performance, and enhanced ability to attract and retain employees.

Workplaces are an important setting in which to foster a culture that rejects violence supportive attitudes and practices and promotes active bystander action.

Through policies, procedures and leadership, workplaces can also create a supportive environment for those experiencing gendered violence to seek assistance.

The training aims to equip workplaces with the tools and knowledge to achieve gender equity in the workplace.

Training consists of:

Four evidence-based training packages delivered to workplaces and volunteer organisations in Melbourne’s west. The packages focus on:

  • Prevention of violence against women
  • Gender equity
  • Bystander action for the prevention of violence against women (co-delivered with Women’s Health Victoria)
  • Workplace Equality and Respect standards

These training sessions will:

  • Increase awareness of what constitutes all forms of violence against women
  • Increase awareness and understanding of the extent and impacts of gender inequity
  • Improve skills and confidence to challenge discriminatory attitudes, practices and behaviours
  • Build participants’ capacity to recognise behaviours which do not support gender equality, and how to take action when this occurs.
  • Guide a step-by-step process that enable workplaces to assess their organization and identify key actions to integrate workplace equality and respect standards into their core businesses.

For more information or to enquire about opportunities for workplace training, please contact us on info@whwest.org.au or (03) 9689 9588.

Please fill out the expression of interest form below if you’d like us to contact you about this training.

PVAW workplace training expression of interest form

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