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Preventing Violence Against Women Network

The Preventing Violence Against Women Network is an inclusive group of local government representatives (officers and elected councillors) and key community partners.

Members work together to promote and progress the task of leading communities in the prevention of violence against women.

Read the Network's terms of reference (Word - 96KB).

Network meetings

During 2016 the network meets on:

  • Wednesday 20 April (Room 1201)
  • Wednesday 15 June
  • Wednesday 21 September
  • Wednesday 14 December

The network meets at the MAV in Room 1101 (level 11) from noon to 2.45pm. Lunch is provided.

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Local Government Forum – Dec 2015

In partnership with Our Watch and Melbourne City Council, we celebrated councils' contribution to changing the story through this 2015 forum.

An influential group of speakers explored ways to prevent violence against women and promote gender equity including: the Hon. Fiona Richardson,  Minister for Women, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence; 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty; and Ben Rimmer, Melbourne City Council CEO and Male Champion of Change.

Our Watch gave a presentation (PDF - 3.89MB) on the development of the Change the Story Framework.

Council projects were also showcased from:

The forum also involved performances by Raw Elements and Jan Earthstar, and a screening of the See Past the Stereotype videos.

Watch videos from the forum below.