Date : 21st March 2019
Time : 9:30am -4:30pm
Location: Level 8, 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
(Funded by the Victorian Government under the Free from Violence Strategy)
Explore the challenge and opportunities of undertaking action that seeks to transform gender norms, practices and structures in order to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality.
This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective gender transformative practice as part of their primary prevention and gender equality work. This workshop explores the key theoretical principles underpinning gender transformative work, reflecting on their own practice and experience. Participants are supported to unpack some of the key challenges to putting this work into practice and will work together to explore opportunities to overcome these challenges. While there is no step-by-step process to undertaking gender transformative practice, the workshop aims to support practitioners to develop the critical thinking and reflection skills required to incorporate a gender transformative lens to their practice.
This workshop is designed for experienced practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equality sectors. Participants will be supported to reflect on and draw from their own practice experience and knowledge throughout the workshop.
Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop. Participants are also expected to be familiar with the concept of intersectionality.
Participants are expected to have a strong understanding of the following documents: