Capturing Change

PVAW Monitoring and Evaluation Masterclass


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About the masterclass: 

This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation as part of their primary prevention of violence against women and family violence work.  

This masterclass explores the key theoretical approaches and practice frameworks that guide primary prevention evaluation in Victoria, supporting participants to reflect 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. 

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. 

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Who should attend? 

This masterclass is designed for experienced practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equality sectors. It is also relevant for evaluators seeking to build their understanding of the specific skills and knowledge required to evaluation primary prevention initiatives. 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. 

When is the next masterclass? 

This training is delivered throughout the year at Women’s Health Victoria’s training centre in Melbourne’s CBD. We also delivery the training off-site and can tailor it to a specific audience upon request.