PreventX What's Next?

Tuesday 3 May & Wednesday 4 May 2022

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PreventX Program

Mobilse in primary prevention and across social change movements

  • Build connections and friendships between practitioners 
  • Focus on practitioner wellbeing and collective care especially in the context of post-pandemic recovery  
  • Provide opportunities for people to meet and connect around different themes (state-based caucus, setting based caucus)  
  • Frame our work as a movement and build commitment, momentum, and support  
  • Strengthen our shared language and mobilise action in line with Change the Story 2nd Edition 

Build new knowledge and new ideas

  • Build understanding and engagement with Change the Story 2nd Edition 
  • Showcase learnings and new evidence such as:  
    • Learnings from emerging practice and techniques from a range of diverse settings  
    • Engaging men and masculinities 
    • Best practice in ‘Whole-of’ approaches 
    • Meaningful consultation and co-design  
    • Meaningfully embedding intersectionality into practice 
    • Learnings from the pandemic  
    • How to: primary prevention advocacy and coalition building  

Inspire future action in policy and practice

  • What does the sector need to reach our collective goals?  
  • What should we be advocating for? 
  • What do sector leaders think about what is next? (including in workforce development)  
  • How can we adopt futurist approaches in prevention? (or in this conference) 
  • Feminist realities – a call to action  
  • Decolonising prevention practice 
  • How can we ensure the sustainability we need in the sector and the workforce? 

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Who should attend PreventX Online?

  • Anyone and everyone working in Australia to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women and family violence. 
  • You might be new to primary prevention and gender equality, in a leadership role, or working in a related service whose work requires engagement with primary prevention, gender equity or respectful relationships education. 
  • PreventX – What’s Next? is curated to ensure relevance to attendees with diverse experiences from across the primary prevention and gender equality sectors, and beyond. 

Please note that PreventX – What’s Next? is designed for all those with an interest in primary prevention or gender equality. Practitioners working across the primary prevention and family violence response sectors are welcome to attend, as are those in similar and related fields.

Mobilise. Build. Inspire.

Join us for two energising days of deep dives, workshops, masterclasses, and panels.

You will hear from survivor advocates, leading experts and experienced workers from across a range of primary prevention settings.

This year’s PreventX program has been developed with an intersectional lens and lived experience embedded throughout each session.

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Meet our speakers

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Over two days you'll have the opportunity to engage with the best minds in the prevention sector.

Ana Fried

Sexual Health Nurse (Educator), Mackillop Family Services


Ana coaches staff and young people in out-of-home care on relationships and sexuality. Ana has a Masters of Public Health and a Masters of Nursing Practice with specialised certificates in Sexual Health Nursing and Talking to Young People about Sex and Relationships. Ana has significant experience working with young people in the context of reproductive health and respectful relationships in the United States, Ecuador, Togo, Ghana and Australia.  


Emily Maguire

Chief Executive Officer, Respect Victoria


Emily is a passionate leader dedicated to social change and ending violence against women and their children, having most recently played a key role in writing and developing Change the Story (second edition). Previously, Emily was CEO at the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria for five years and has led the Respectful Relationships Education in Schools project at Our Watch and the development of the AHRC’s national workplace sexual harassment campaign. She has also held a number of senior policy roles across the Department of Education and Office for Women.


Emma Fulu

Chief Executive Officer, The Equality Institute


Dr Emma Fulu is a feminist activist, social entrepreneur and one of the world’s leading experts on violence against women, appearing widely across the media including on Al Jazeera, CNN, the BBC, the 7:30 Report and Q+A. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Equality Institute, a global feminist agency which works to advance all forms of equality and prevent violence against women through research, education and creative communications. She is the author of Domestic Violence in Asia, and publishes widely on gender, violence, and feminist leadership.


Jen Hargrave

Policy Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Jen is Women with Disabilities Victoria’s Policy Officer. She is also an experienced Community Researcher who has done independent research with the Victorian Government scholarship, and in teams with the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney and NSW. Jen’s focus areas of work are around safety and equity for women with disabilities.


Maree Crabbe

Director, It’s time we talked

Maree Crabbe is an educator, author, researcher and filmmaker, and Director of It’s time we talked, an Australian violence prevention initiative focused on addressing pornography’s impacts on young people. Maree has worked with young people – and on issues affecting young people – for over 25 years. She is Co-Producer and Co-Director of the documentary films Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography, broadcast in Australia and 35 other countries, and The Porn Factor, broadcast in Australia. She is also author of the secondary school resource, In The Picture.


Marina Carman

Director, Rainbow Health Australia

Marina Carman is Director of Rainbow Health Australia, a program that supports LGBTIQ health and wellbeing through research and knowledge translation, training, resources, policy advice and service accreditation through the Rainbow Tick. Marina leads a range of projects in family violence sector capacity building, primary prevention, and research into LGBTIQ experiences of family violence. Rainbow Health Australia plays a leading role in workforce and organisational capacity-building, evidence-informed resource and message development, and strategic policy advice to improve outcomes for LGBTIQ communities.


Elder Representative, Victim Survivor Advisory Council (VSAC)

Penny joined VSAC to ensure the lived experiences of older people is heard. She believes the council can influence positive change to make accessing services easier and less traumatic. Family violence comes in many different forms and is not always recognised or understood which is why Penny believes getting constructive help early is important. Penny is a proud mother of two daughters and three grandchildren. Her working life has been as a potter and part-owner of a craft gallery.

Rebeca Carro

Lived Experience Program Officer, Safe and Equal

Rebeca is an experienced survivor advocate, published writer and campaigner. Since the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Rebeca’s advocacy experience includes TV appearances, radio hosting, roundtables, public speaking engagements, as well as federal and state campaigns. Her latest successful campaign with SANDS Australia/Red Nose saw the legislative change to parental leave in recognition of stillborns, another labour of love since her stillborn twins in June 2020. Rebeca is an inaugural member of Safe and Equal’s Expert Advisory Panel and Lived Experience Program Officer. Rebeca is also actively involved with the Regional Family Violence Partnership, Northern Integrated Family Violence Services and the mentor program Wisdom in Practice.


Tessa Terlouw

Program Leader, CASA House

Tessa Terlouw is the program leader for training, education and quality improvement at CASA House. She holds qualifications in Social Work, Education and Counselling and has worked in various roles combining these fields for 15 years, both in Australia and in her country of origin the Netherlands.  At CASA, after extensive work directly with victim/survivors, she currently oversees program evaluation and coordinates provision of training to the sector. She is passionate about resourcing communities, and improving responses for victim/survivors of sexual assault. 

Zoe Dorrity

Zoe Dorrity

Education and Training Worker, CASA House

Zoe Dorrity is the training and education worker at CASA House. She is a sex educator with a Graduate Diploma in Sexology and Bachelor’s in Psychology. She has 5 years of experience as a sex educator across a number of not-for-profit and government positions. Most recently she worked with Women with Disabilities Victoria on the AcceSex project, increasing access for women with disabilities to sexual and reproductive healthcare.


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Your ticket will include access to all live-streamed conference content over the two days, workshops, networking spaces and recordings of the live-streamed sessions following the event.

Please note: 1-day only registrations are not available, but ticket holders will have access to recordings for any live-streamed sessions across both days.

Tuesday 3 May &
Wednesday 4 May 2022

10:00 am – 3:30 pm 

Ticket sales are now closed.

Hosted via Delegate Connect
Virtual Event Platform 

For enquiries related to PreventX registration and ticket sales, please contact 

If cost is a barrier to your participation in PreventX – What’s Next? please contact and we’ll do our best to work with you to find a solution. 

It was electric! The team behind this is incredible! The energy, the people – attendees, experts, facilitators, MCs – and atmosphere, everything was so great.

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PreventX Participant

PreventX 2019

Watch the highlights from PreventX 2019

“It was electric! The team behind this is incredible! The energy, people – attendees, experts/ facilitators, MCs, atmosphere, everything was so great. I could tell that diversity and inclusion were prioritised in the planning and organising which was great to see and a step forward for our sector.” 

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Previous PreventX 2019 Attendee

Funding Acknowledgement

PreventX – What’s Next? has been funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing and the Department of Education and Training.

Victoria State Government


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