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Forum outcomes paper: Promising practice

October 2021 / 20 minutes

Key terms

  • Gendered dynamics
  • Primary prevention
  • Prevention strategies
  • Inequality and discrimination

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A summary of the National Primary Prevention Hub April 2021 forum

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This paper provides a summary of a webinar and online discussion forum hosted by Our Watch as part of the National Primary Prevention Hub (the Hub) in April 2021.

The forum focused on two key methods that can increase the effectiveness of work focused on the prevention of violence against women:  

  1. working with different stakeholder groups across multiple levels in a community or setting  
  2. collaboration between organisations.  

The forum examined these themes through two case studies:  

  • Women’s Health Victoria’s  shEqual projectwhich is the first coordinated effort in Australia to promote gender equality and address the drivers of violence against women in advertising, working in-depth with the advertising industry  
  • Take the Lead, a primary prevention consortium based in Sydney’s western suburbs that brings together local government and a range of community service organisations to deliver local, place-based prevention initiatives.  

The forum was designed to be interactive. Participants engaged in breakout rooms following the first case study and were invited to ask questions of presenters following the second case study.

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Case study 1: Women’s Health Victoria’s shEqual project

Case study 2: Take the Lead Consortium (NSW)

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McKenzie M, Bugden M, Webster A, Barr M. (2018). Advertising (in)equality: the impacts of sexist advertising on women’s health and wellbeing. Melbourne: Women’s Health Victoria. (Women’s Health Issues Paper; 14).