The development of Together for Equality & Respect was informed by a strong evidence base and involved a broad consultation process.
In October 2012, an online consultation questionnaire was sent to 26 organisations across the Eastern Metropolitan Region to gather information to inform the development of a Regional Prevention of Violence against Women Strategy (the survey achieved a 100 percent response rate). The purpose of the consultation was to:
Map current primary prevention work occurring across the region
Gather data on the levels of confidence of workers to undertake primary prevention
Consult on the development of key themes and/or approach of the Strategy
From there, further consultation and feedback from partners led to the development of the Together for Equality & Respect Strategy, an overarching document which provides a framework for action for the Eastern Metropolitan Region. For further details on the consultation process and a full overview of the key frameworks and theoretical approaches, please see page 15-17 of the TFER Strategy.
Together for Equality & Respect 2017-2021
The 2nd iteration of Together for Equality & Respect – A Strategy to Prevent Violence Against Women in Melbourne’s East 2017-2021 was launched on the 4th December 2017.
Keynote speaker Kate Jenkins spoke passionately about the importance of coordinated action to together prevent violence against women, and the screening of Busting the Myths featured Speaking Out Advocates. The video was introduced by Speaking Out advocate Nicole, member of the Together for Equality & Respect Leadership group along with a powerful speech.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work.