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WRAP #71: Hear Me Too, sexual harrassment and 60 seconds with Hoa Pham

WRAP #71: Hear Me Too, sexual harrassment and 60 seconds with Hoa Pham

If you haven’t noticed, the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence has begun! It’s a global campaign, it’s positive, it’s powerful and it is ORANGE! So orange in fact that Respect Victoria, our new statutory body to prevent violence against women, has given us all the green light to thrown down the ‘orange card’ …

#HearMeToo: celebrating migrant women’s work to prevent violence

#HearMeToo: celebrating migrant women’s work to prevent violence

This year marks the sixth incarnation of the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, and the theme for 2018 is #HearMeToo. The focus of the campaign is to bring to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, and who …

How to change the culture of sexual harrassment

How to change the culture of sexual harrassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission found that an astonishing 85% of Australian women have experienced sexual harassment in their workplace at some point in their lives. So far from being a horrible but random occurrence, sexual harassment in Australian workplaces seems to be systemically and culturally embedded. As Australian as throwing a shrimp on the …

Prevention is better than cure

Anyone who works in the area of prevention knows how hard it is to prove the link between that small change we could make today and the gigantic impact that change could make in a month, a year, a decade or even a lifetime. Emergency procedures seem tedious until there’s a real emergency. Wearing sunscreen …

Intersectionality Matters: A new resource for preventing violence against women

MCWH is thrilled to launch the Intersectionality Matters: Guide to engaging immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women. An earlier version of this resource was developed for Women’s Health Services in Victoria. Based on positive feedback, the guide has been broadened to address a wider audience. The Intersectionality Matters Guide aims to help …

Getting a head start on prevention

Preventing violence against women is a long-term endeavour. It requires deep cultural change in the way that we, as a community, practice our gendered interpersonal, family, workplace and social relationships. Alongside that cultural change, it means building women’s equality into our systems and structures, laws and policies. We’ve already come a long way. Today, we …