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Outer Eastern Melbourne

Building communities

Our partner organisations are leading a series of initiatives to promote gender equality, build respect and prevent family violence across the region, contributing to Together for Equality & Respect: A Strategy to Prevent Violence Against Women in Melbourne’s East 2013–2017

The Outer Eastern Melbourne Children and Youth Area Partnership is involved in these initiatives:

Sport can play an important role in promoting gender equality and respect, and preventing family violence.

With the support of a Municipal Association of Victoria grant, the Outer East Councils (Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges) are working with local sporting clubs to produce a short video showcasing the practical actions clubs can take to change the story of violence against women in their communities. The video will be in line with the Change the Story Framework.

Set to be completed in May 2017, the video will be shared widely across local sporting clubs as part of a broader campaign to promote gender equality and prevent family violence.

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We are working with local schools to build their capacity to promote respectful relationships and gender equality through all aspects of the school environment and culture – such as encouraging girls to undertake Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic studies.

Leaders from 27 Outer Eastern Melbourne schools came together in November 2016 to learn more about the practical role they can play to promote gender equality and respect among staff and students. They were informed on the day by expert partners, including Women’s Health East, Our Watch and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre.

We will build on this in 2017 with the rollout of the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Curriculum – informed by the Our Watch Respectful Relationships Education in Schools (RREiS) Pilot.

In 2016, the Outer East Councils partnered with the Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service and Women’s Health East to host a Business Breakfast as part of the White Ribbon campaign and 16 Days of Activism of Violence Against Women.  

The breakfast raised awareness among leading businesses in the Outer East of gender inequity and the link to violence against women and of potential approaches for workplaces to develop appropriate responses.

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