Local Government Toolkit

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About this Toolkit

Preventing violence against women is everyone’s responsibility and requires commitment from all levels of government, different sectors, and members of the community. 

As the closest level of government to the community, local government is uniquely placed to prevent violence against women. 

To help you get started, Our Watch has developed a suite of factsheets, tips and tools for local governments to drive change and prevent violence against women.

The role of local government in primary prevention

Local government is critical in driving the changes needed to prevent violence against women. 

Learn about the role local government plays in primary prevention

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Tips to help your council get started

Take the first step to preventing violence against women. Start with our tips to develop your approach to primary prevention and gender equality in your local council.

Try these tips to get your council started in prevention of violence against women

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Key local government resources

  • 12 resources in this collection

12 factsheets to support councils to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality.

Office training

Gender equity audits can identify opportunities to address gender inequality in local government services.

Free events and training

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  • Online via Zoom

  • Free

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This 60-minute presentation provides a brief, high-level overview of Change the story.

CtS training

Face-to-face training in Northern Rivers for people wanting to know more about how to put prevention into action, using the Our Watch key framework Change the story.

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