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A celebration of gender equity and violence prevention work in the region and the launch of the Regional CARE Framework.

Please join us for International Human Rights Day to celebrate some of the wonderful work being carried out around the primary prevention of violence against women in our region and to help launch the regional framework for Collective Action for Respect and Equality –CARE. This is a great opportunity to connect and learn from each other in tackling the key drivers of violence against women.

BYO: morning tea and settle in for some cross regional CARE.

Thank you to the following partners who will share their experiences and stories with us.

Catherine Thompson and Deidre Reid from Gender Equity Action Sunraysia- GEAS Gender Equity Action Sunraysia (GEAS) was established in 2018 to connect community members committed to gender equality and positive change in our community. GEAS was initiated by the Mildura Portfolio Councilor for Gender Equality as a ‘think tank’ for strengthening grass roots community leadership and working with community to understand local priorities and appetite for gender equality action. Working in partnership with Mildura Council, GEAS has delivered a series of events and initiatives from 2018 through to 2020 to build community connection, knowledge, and confidence to take action against gender inequality in the Sunraysia community.  Catherine and Deidre will provide a snapshot of this work and the key learnings.

Carolyn Neilson and Nicki Renfrey from Macedon Ranges FVN and CVPCP Will tell us about the gender backlash animation project concept which was developed by Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network in response to young female/nonbinary year 9-10 students at Kyneton High School experiencing gender backlash at their school. Women’s Health Loddon Mallee , Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership and staff and students from Kyneton High School are working in collaboration on this project and are also developing a resource to guide teachers in unpacking the content of the animation and having further discussions regarding  addressing gender backlash.

Eden Templeton from SMPCP Southern Mallee PCP works alongside a number of organisations and community members to promote gender equity and prevent family violence across the Southern Mallee. We come together through the three gender equity/family violence prevention networks – Buloke Wellbeing and Equity Network, Gannawarra Free From Family Violence Working Group and Swan Hill District Gender Equity Network – along with the Southern Mallee PCP Gender Equity Network, which was held for the first time at the beginning of 2020.

Danielle Patterson from Echuca Regional Health Campaspe’s Gender Equity Co-design highlighted the need for localised education and marketing material to support the work that is being undertaken under the Gender Equity priority. The production of five video clips depicting real Campaspe scenarios, use local faces to challenge and call out gender stereotypes, sexism, and masculinity norms.

All presenters are happy to be contacted after the event if you’d like to find out more about their initiatives. Contact details will be supplied during and after the event.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eat-learn-share-tickets-128059127297

Zoom link will be sent to all registered email addresses prior to the event.

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