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Preventing gendered violence

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The abuse of women and girls is a complex and broad social problem associated with unequal gender and power relations and harmful constructions of masculinity.


White Ribbon Day is highly positive and significant in raising awareness about this global problem and its devastating social, health and economic effects. However, as the resources associated with this Day attest, effective approaches to addressing violence against women - that promote healthy, equal relationships among boys and girls - require more than consciousness-raising on a single day.


This program is about prevention with the aim of teaching boys, from a young age, that bullying and violence are completely unacceptable.


Contact the AWE for information about the seminar and workshop series for schools and community organisations. awe1@bigpond.net.au


Find out more about the conference Speakers and abstracts.



Teaching Boys: Issues of masculinity, violence and gender justice

Professor Martin Mills and Dr Amanda Keddie 

 Video 1



Teaching Boys: Gender just classroom practice 

Professor Martin Mills and Dr Amanda Keddie





Respectful relationships - 'Same same, but different' 

Dr Debbie Ollis 
  • Video





Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality 

Dr David Corlett and Maree Crabbe




The Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools and the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Demonstration Project 

Centre Against Sexual Assault





Growing Respect program for primary and secondary schools 

The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)




Solving the Jigsaw program for primary and secondary schools 

Centre for Non Violence




Conference Documents

 Check out our conference Feedback.docx and the Workshop notes.docx