Preventing violence
before it occurs

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Working in prevention

Evidence base, frameworks and strategies

View links to the foundational frameworks, strategies and evidence that underpins work to prevent violence against women in Victoria.

Key terms in primary prevention

Download a glossary of terms used in the Victorian prevention of violence against women sector.

The gendered drivers

Understand the four core factors that drive violence against women, as well as ‘reinforcing factors’ that can make this form of violence worse.

Overview of the sector

The history, organisations, settings and challenges that make up Victoria’s prevention of family and gender-based violence sector.

Evaluating prevention activity

Guidance on monitoring progress in primary prevention on a population and project level.

Leading prevention teams and practitioners

Guidance for managers and supervisors leading teams that work to prevent family violence and violence against women.

Key settings for prevention

Education and care settings

Tools and resources for supporting schools and early childhood services to deliver respectful relationships education in Victoria.

Workplace settings

How managers, supervisors and other workplace leaders can create change and play a valuable role in preventing family and gender-based violence.

Considerations for your work

Responding to disclosures

What to say and do to support a colleague, student or client if they disclose an experience of family violence or sexual assault.

Facing resistance in your work

Tools for understanding and planning for different types of resistance in work to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women.


Contact our team for information, resources and advice on working to prevent family and gender-based violence in Victoria.

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