The Loddon Consortium for Gender Equality and Violence Prevention presents an online panel, bringing together local leaders to discuss the key issues surrounding consent. This session is designed to support teachers and professionals working with young people.
This 90 minute session will include a panel discussion and presentations from the following Consortium Partners:
- Centre for Non Violence will be discussing the gendered drivers and dominant norms that contribute to violence against women and girls.
- Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health will present on their findings from Sex Smart Youth – a survey conducted with young people in the Macedon Ranges.
- Annie North Inc. will be contributing to the discussion around coercive control and consent.
- Centre Against Sexual Assualt Central Victoria (CASACV) will be presenting on consent education reform, including presenting the “It’s Time to Talk” Macedon Ranges Youth Ambassadors consent project.
About the Loddon Consortium:
The Loddon Consortium for Gender Equality and Violence Prevention was established in 2005. The Consortium consists of: Centre for Non-Violence, Cobaw Community Health, Annie North Women’s Refuge and Domestic Violence Service, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and Centre Against Sexual Assault Central Victoria.
Each agency has a history and expertise in working in family violence/sexual
violence/women’s and community health services throughout regional and rural Victoria, spanning on average 30 years.
The Consortium has significant experience in working together to deliver innovative and integrated responses to women and children experiencing violence, and programs for men who use violence towards family members.
The Consortium acknowledges that violence against women and children is deeply rooted in power imbalances that are reinforced by gender norms and stereotypes. We understand that system responses must listen to the voices and experience of victim survivors and hold perpetrators to account to provide quality outcomes.
About 16 Days:
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is all about creating momentum, raising awareness and taking action towards ending violence against women and girls. It begins on 25 November, the International day of Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends on 10 December, which is International Human Rights Day. To learn about the link between gender (in)equality and violence against women, watch Change the Story (4.28mins) by OurWatch here.