Gender Transformative Practice to Prevent Violence Against Women Masterclass 

Date: Thursday 25th June 

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm 

Location: L8, 255 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 

Cost: $225 pp General (exc. GST) |  $155 pp Concession (exc. GST)


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About this masterclass

This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective gender transformative practice as part of their primary prevention and gender equality work. This masterclass explores the key theoretical principles underpinning gender transformative work, reflecting on their own practice and experience. Participants are supported to unpack some of the key challenges to putting this work into practice and will work together to explore opportunities to overcome these challenges. While there is no step-by-step process to undertaking gender transformative practice, the masterclass aims to support practitioners to develop the critical thinking and reflection skills required to incorporate a gender transformative lens to their practice.

What is primary prevention of violence?

Primary prevention of violence against women (PVAW) addresses the underlying causes and drivers of violence so that it doesn’t happen in the first place. It is different to tertiary prevention – or response work – which supports survivors and holds perpetrators to account after violence has occurred. PVAW seeks to change the social norms, practices and structures that allow violence to take place.

The masterclass covers

Who should attend? 

This masterclass is designed for experienced practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equality sectors. Participants will be supported to reflect on and draw from their own practice experience and knowledge throughout the masterclass.

Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the masterclass. Participants are also expected to be familiar with the concept of intersectionality.

Please note: participants are expected to have a strong understanding of the following documents: 

Workshop facilitators 

Justine Devonport is the Senior training and health promotion officer at Women's Health Victoria. Justine brings with her over 15 years’ experience developing and delivering workshops and training in the women's health sector. Her areas of expertise are in the prevention of violence against women and gender equity. 

Kiri Bear is a professional facilitator, trainer and project manager. With 15 years’ experience in youth, community and government services, Kiri has been at the forefront of the PVAW field. Kiri is also an artist, poet and a storyteller. 

Supported by the Victorian Government, under the Free from violence strategy

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