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           Mapping of Primary Prevention of Violence against Women in the Northern Metropolitan Subregion of Melbourne       October 2008  2
                       © Women’s Health In the North (2008) This report and all its components (including formulas, data, images, and text) are copyright. Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of research, planning or review as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced, copied, transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical or graphic) without the prior written permission of Women’s Health In the North. All requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed to the Administration Officer, Women’s Health In the North.   3
Acknowledgements Thank you to the following people who generously contributed project ideas and information to the mapping project, along with assisting with the final documentation.  Angela Taft, LaTrobe University  David Godden, North Yarra Community Health  Denise Goldfinch, Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre  Gail Price, City of Yarra  Helen Clough and Bec Olsen, Banyule City Council  Joanne Barlow, LaTrobe University  Kath Deakin, Women’s Health Victoria  Kellie Nagle, Darebin City Council  Lynn Waters, Moreland City Council  Maureen Murphy, City of Whittlesea  Renee Imbesi, CASA House  Sue Forbes, Nillumbik Shire Council  Valli Mendez, Project Respect     4
 Acknowledgements..............................................................................................4  Introduction..........................................................................................................6 Who is it for?................................................................................................................................6 Defining Violence against Women..............................................................................................6 What’s in this Document..............................................................................................................6 Why focus on Prevention?..........................................................................................................7 The VicHealth Framework - Preventing Violence Before it Occurs...........................................7 How this Document was Produced...........................................................................................10 What the Mapping Found..........................................................................................................11 Your Feedback...........................................................................................................................12  Community Services..........................................................................................13 Family Harmony: Working with CALD Women in Whittlesea..................................................13 White Ribbon Campaign............................................................................................................16 Saying No to Violence – a community responsibility...............................................................17  Corporate...........................................................................................................19 Working Together against Violence Project.............................................................................19  Faith Communities.............................................................................................22 Darebin Interfaith Council Taking Responsibility:.....................................................................22 Reducing Violence Against Women 2007................................................................................22  Education...........................................................................................................25 CASA House Sexual Assault - Prevention Program for Secondary schools..........................25  Workplaces........................................................................................................29 Preventing Violence in Moreland is Everybody’s Business.....................................................29  Cultural Institutions.............................................................................................32 ‘Family Men Don’t Do Family Violence’ Campaign..................................................................32  Arts....................................................................................................................34 Prostitute - Who is She?............................................................................................................34  Sports and Recreation........................................................................................37 Yarra Sports...............................................................................................................................37  Media and Popular Culture.................................................................................39 The No Means No Show...........................................................................................................39  Local Government..............................................................................................42 The City of Yarra Sexual Violence Taskforce...........................................................................42  Health.................................................................................................................44 Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP)............................................44  Cyberspace and New Technologies...................................................................47  Justice................................................................................................................48  Academic...........................................................................................................49 Counselling Services.................................................................................................................49  5 
Introduction This mapping project was produced by Women’s Health In the North (WHIN). Its aim is to provide a synopsis of primary prevention initiatives that address violence against women in the northern metropolitan subregion of Melbourne (NMR). The project has been driven by an expressed need for such information by external organisations such as the North Central Metropolitan Primary Care Partnership (NCMPCP), and internally at WHIN by the Family Violence team. To date no other piece of work has provided a concise synopsis of the primary prevention work that has been conducted in the NMR.  Who is it for? This mapping is aimed at anyone with a role in preventing violence against women. It is useful for understanding the work that is already occurring in the region and also in identifying any gaps where work isn’t occurring. It will assist in sharing project ideas, learnings and resources, and will help organisations in the NMR to plan collectively in order to prevent violence against women.  Defining Violence against Women Violence against women includes economic, psychological and emotional abuse as well as physical and sexual violence. It refers to any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women. This includes threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. The United Nations has defined that violence against women shall be understood to encompass, but not be limited to, the following: (a) Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring in the family, including battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household, dowry-related violence, marital rape, female genital mutilation and other traditional practices harmful to women, non-spousal violence and violence related to exploitation; (b) Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring within the general community, including rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and intimidation at work, in educational institutions and elsewhere, trafficking in women and forced prostitution; and (c) Physical, sexual and psychological violence perpetrated or condoned by the State, wherever it occurs.   (Article 2, United Nations General Assembly 85th plenary meeting 20 December 1993 48/104, Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women).   What’s in this Document The projects that have been included in this mapping are those that have occurred in the NMR or have a significant component that has occurred in the NMR, have been completed within the last two years or are significantly underway and reflect the definition of ‘Primary Prevention’ as defined by VicHealth.  That is, Primary Prevention strategies seek to prevent violence before it occurs.  Primary Prevention initiatives can be delivered to the whole population (universal) or to particular groups that are at higher risk of using or experiencing violence in the future (targeted or selective). Some Primary Prevention strategies focus on changing behaviour and/or building the knowledge and skills of   6
individuals. However the structural, cultural and societal contexts in which violence occurs are also very important targets for primary prevention.1 WHIN recognises that primary prevention work also occurs in service delivery and as part of the work of the local family violence networks especially through the ‘Week without Violence’ program. This work is incredibly important; however it was not within the brief for this mapping document and therefore has not been included below.  Why focus on Prevention? There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the problem of violence against women is far too great and its impacts are far too profound on the health and wellbeing of the women, as well as the communities within which they live, for projects to focus and respond after violence has occurred.2 Furthermore, Primary Prevention work is consistent with the VicHealth framework, Preventing Violence Before It Occurs; A Framework And Background Paper To Guide The Primary Prevention Of Violence Against Women In Victoria along with the upcoming Prevention of Male Violence Against Women Conference hosted by WHIN, City of Yarra, NCASA, VLGA, City of Darebin and North Central Metropolitan Primary Care Partnership. The conference at which this mapping will be launched.   The VicHealth Framework - Preventing Violence Before it Occurs ‘The VicHealth framework, Preventing Violence Before it Occurs, is based on an ecological model for understanding violence.3 This model, proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its World Report on Violence and Health (WHO 2002), recognises that factors influencing violent behaviour or vulnerability to violence lie at multiple and interacting levels of influence – individual/relationship, community and organisational, and societal. Using a program logic approach the framework comprises six layers. In the first and second layers, three broad themes for action are identified. These are based on factors understood to underlie or contribute to violence at each level of influence in the ecological model. In the third and fourth layers of the framework, there are seven general strategies to guide action, the particular population groups which these ought to be targeted at and/or tailored for, and the settings and sectors through which they should be implemented are identified.’ 4   The following tables have been taken from The VicHealth framework, Preventing Violence Before it Occurs and illustrate the settings referred to later in this document.                                                1 VicHealth (2007) Preventing Violence Before It Occurs, A Framework And Background Paper To Guide The Primary Prevention Of Violence Against Women In Victoria. p.9 2 World Health Organisation (2002), World Report of Violence and Health. World Health Organisation: Geneva. 3 The ecological approach is based on the notion of embedded levels of causality, placing factors increasing the risk of violence on interacting or ‘nested’ levels. These are conceptualised and defined differently in representations of the ecological model proposed by various experts and expert bodies. For the purposes of this paper, three levels are identified – individual and relationship, community and organisational, and societal. Source: VicHealth (2007) Preventing Violence Before It Occurs, A Framework And Background Paper To Guide The Primary Prevention Of Violence Against Women In Victoria. 4 VicHealth (2007) Preventing Violence Before It Occurs, A Framework And Background Paper To Guide The Primary Prevention Of Violence Against Women In Victoria.  7 
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  These settings outlined above from VicHealth’s framework have been used in this mapping as a way of organising the projects identified. By organising the projects under settings it assists us to identify where work is or isn’t occurring in the region.   9
 How this Document was Produced This document was produced using three distinct processes. Firstly, an initial scoping exercise was undertaken where the project was raised for consideration at a number of regional meetings and through one-on-one interviews. A pro forma was also emailed out to all family violence networks and a presentation of the mapping was conducted at the NCMPCP Preventing Violence against Women Forum held in June. Secondly, a more systematic consultation occurred in order to gather information on all of the Primary Prevention work occurring across the NMR. And finally, an email was sent to all family violence networks in the region to cross check that the projects collected are an accurate synopsis of the Primary Prevention of Violence against Women Work in the NMR. The services listed below were invited to contribute information about Primary Prevention initiatives designed to address violence against women that have been conducted in the NMR. The projects contributed by the following organisations make up the content of this mapping document.   Local Governments  Banyule City Council  Nillumbik Shire Council  City of Yarra  Darebin City Council  Hume City Council  City of Whittlesea  Moreland City Council Community Health Services  Banyule Community Health  Nillumbik Community Health Service  North Yarra Community Health  North Richmond Community Health Centre  Darebin Community Health  PANCH Health Services  Dianella Community Health  Sunbury Community Health Centre  Plenty Valley Community Health  Moreland Community Health Service Other Services  CASA House  Women’s Health Victoria  Victorian Women with Disabilities Network  Project Respect  DVIC Partners In Prevention Network  Federation of Indian Associations Victoria  Vietnamese Women’s Association  Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service  Immigrant Women’s DV Service  Victorian Women’s Trust  LaTrobe University  Heidelberg Magistrates Court     01