Gender Equality and Preventing Violence Against Women and all forms of Gender-Based Violence Network

The MAV Gender Equality and Preventing Violence Against Women and all forms of Gender-Based Violence Network, formed in 2010, is an inclusive group of local government organisational representatives and key community partners.

There are two levels of membership ‘full members’ who are local government organisational representatives and ‘associate members’ who are key community partners.

Full and associate members work together to progress the task of leading communities in the promotion of gender equality and the prevention of violence against women and all forms of gender-based violence.

Further information about the Network including our statement of commitment, purpose, membership and governance are available in the 2020-2022 terms of reference (PDF - 232KB).

Network meetings are scheduled for the following dates in 2021. (The second meeting listed for each quarter is open to council members only):

  • Wednesday 17 March 2021 & Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021 & Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Wednesday 8 September 2021 & Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Wednesday 8 December 2021 & Wednesday 15 December 2021*

Due to COVID-19, the network is meeting online until further notice.

*If possible, the final meeting for the year will be combined into one longer face-to-face meeting open to all members.

For more information about the network, contact Kellie Nagle via

Past network meeting presentations

2021 presentations

June 2021

March 2021

A recording of the 17 March 2021 meeting is available upon request. Key speakers were Commissioner Ro Allen, whose presentation is above, and Jackson Fairchild, Head of Policy and Programs at Rainbow Health Victoria. Contact Kellie Nagle via for more information.

2020 presentations

October 2020

September 2020

June 2020

2019 presentations

December 2019

September 2019

June 2019

March 2019

2018 presentations

December 2018

September 2018

June 2018

March 2018

2017 presentations

December 2017

June 2017

2016 presentations

December 2016

June 2016

April 2016

2015 presentations

December forum 2015

PowerPoint presentations

Video recordings

September 2015

June 2015

March 2015

2014 presentations

December 2014

September 2014

June 2014

March 2014

2013 presentations

December forum 2013

March 2013

2012 presentations

December 2012

September 2012

June 2012

2011 presentations

December forum 2011