What is primary prevention?
The work of primary prevention, or the prevention of violence against women, refers to a range of initiatives aimed at the whole of the population to address the underlying drivers of gender-based violence. Prevention actions include campaigns, training in communities to understand the links between gender inequality and violence and initiatives that challenge violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours.
Every one of us has the power to question the gender inequalities we see in our everyday lives. That's why we're urging you to #askthequestion: Why is her story never taken seriously? Why didn't he ask if it felt good? Why does Dad always sit at the head of the table? Watch the video series now to learn how you can join the movement to end gender-based violence and how it all comes back to gender equality.
WAGEC works with business, government and non-government organisations, community leaders, supporters, volunteers and partners to build literacy and an evidence-based understanding about the causes of gender-based violence, exploring what makes healthy relationships and effective techniques for active bystander and ally interventions.
At WAGEC, we work with the community, state and local government and private business to advocate for financial independence, housing security and gender equality. Our experience of supporting women and families on the frontline empowers us to create change at a systemic and structural level. We see this work as part of our responsibility in creating safe futures for women and families.
Video: What is gender-based violence?
A video animation developed to help you understand the definition of gender-based violence and the different types of violence that sit beneath the term.
Video: What are the impacts of gender-based violence?
A video animation developed to help you understand the current statistics around GBV and the social, emotional and psychological impacts of violence and abuse.
Video: Healthy relationships and red flags
A video animation developed to help you understand healthy relationships and red flags.
Video: Bystanders and allies
A video animation designed to help you become an active bystander in your community or ally with friends, family members of colleagues.
Poster: Bystander and ally
A poster explaining the 6 R's to help guide you through responding as an active bystander and ally. Download, print and share so that your community can be empowered to respond when a friend, family member or colleague disclosures an experience of violence or abuse.
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