Prevention of Violence Against Women

Violence against women is serious and prevalent in our communities, but it is preventable.

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is committed to ending violence against women in the Loddon Mallee Region. We work to address harmful gendered structures, norms and practices across all levels of society, with a vision to create a gender equitable world in which all people are free from gendered violence.  

Violence against women and intersecting forms of oppression, discrimination, power and privilege have significant impacts on the health and wellbeing of women and children, families and communities. 

Primary Prevention Approach

Our focus on primary prevention addresses the key drivers of violence as outlined in Change the Story –  the national framework for the prevention of violence against women.

They are: 

  • Condoning of violence against women
  • Men’s control of decision-making and limits on women’s independence in public and private life
  • Rigid gender stereotyping and dominant forms of masculinity
  • Male peer relations and cultures of masculinity that emphasise aggression. dominance and control.

Our Work

WHLM provide backbone support for the Collective Action for Respect and Equality (CARE) Partnership.  Through CARE we promote gender equality and support actions to address the key drivers of violence against women and girls in our region.

The CARE Partnership currently assists with primary prevention efforts in our region by providing professional development opportunities and workshopsregular events, newsletters and a Community of Practice.

Support Services

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, please see our list of local services and information providers.

Training + Workshops

View our current training and workshop offerings, suitable for workplaces, community organisations, sporting clubs, educators and WHLM CARE Partners.


Take a look at our collection of resources to find research, reports, submissions and more around primary prevention of violence against women.


We work in partnership with community groups and organisations in the Loddon Mallee Region to provide support, advice and consultation on how to implement gender equity initiatives and embed gender equity in their workplaces and communities.  

Contact us today to discuss ways that we can support you and your community group, club, or organisation to achieve equitable outcomes for all genders.

Join the CARE Partnership

Preventing violence against women is everyone’s business, and we all have role to play.

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee invite community groups, organisations and clubs in the Loddon Mallee region to join the CARE Partnership and take part in collective action to prevent violence against women before it starts.