Preventing Violence Against Women in Melbourne’s East 2017-2021

“I am proud to be a part of TFER Capital, collaboratively driving gender equality in the East”

“WHE have been a tireless advocate and shown strong leadership in organising a regional response to reduce violence against women and promote respectful relationships and gender equity in the community.”

“We will continue to support the valuable work of the TFER partnership in its collective effort to prevent violence against women across Eastern Melbourne”

“TFER is strategically important and WHE are proud to be part of this partnership”

“ECASA has valued the partnership with WHE and TFER. We would like to continue to develop this into 2021 and beyond.”

“TFER is doing great led by WHE and Partners!”

“Maroondah City Council is pleased to be a TFER partner and support collective efforts towards the prevention of violence against women.”

“Valuable work.”

“A wonderful network and collaboration.”

“Very supportive of Together for Equality and Respect.”

“The regional effort and combined forces are really moving PVAW in the right direction.”

“Gender Equality can truly be realised when we all work together across the breadth of our community.

Eastern CLC is a proud and active TFER partner at a range of levels supporting our collective vision of a society where women live free from men’s violence – where every girl and boy grows up to be equally valued, heard and respected, and with equal access to opportunities.”

“EACH continues to be committed to the TFER regional Partnership as a key regional collaboration for achieving  our vision for safe and inclusive communities free from family violence.”

“The regional TFER and PVAW partnership has my full support. I am a member of WHE regionally, and PiP and GenVic amongst others elsewhere.”

“I am extremely grateful to be a part of a region and partnership that takes a collaborative and cross-sectional approach to preventing violence against women.” 

Yarra Valley Water strongly supports the TFER partnership – as a crucial collaboration for us with frontline and expert organisations that we can learn from.  We’re committed to working with our partners on gender quality and prevention of family violence against women in the EMR and beyond.” 

What is Together for Equality & Respect (TFER)?

The TFER Collective Vision

A society where women live free from men’s violence – where every girl and boy grows up to be equally valued, heard and respected, and with equal access to opportunities.

The purpose of TFER

TFER provides a platform for organisations in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) to prioritise and work together on the primary prevention of men’s violence against women.

TFER provides sustained opportunities to build intersectional practice, collaborate, share skills, knowledge and resources, avoid duplication and strengthen the capacity of the EMR to enable gender equality and equal and respectful relationships between women and men.

The Together for Equality & Respect Action Plan 2017-2021

Read the Action Plan by clicking here

Women’s Health East would like to thank all TFER Partners who contributed to the development of the 2017-2021 Action Plan.

This document is a working document, and will updated informally on a request basis, then updated annually in July.

The Together for Equality & Respect Evaluation Report 2017-2021

Read the Evaluation Report by clicking here

The Together For Equality and Respect partnership would like to acknowledge the skills, expertise, thought and commitment of the TFER Evaluation Working Group in bringing this interim report together.

If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact Kate Ravenscroft, TFER Manager on or 9851 3710.

Latest News

We’re excited to share with you our new Framing Gender Equality resources!

As part of the Messaging for Gender Equality Project in 2021, Women’s Health East (WHE), with the support of Outer East Primary Care Partnership (Outer East PCP), ran a series of Masterclasses to support the Together For Equality & Respect (TFER) Partnership to use the Framing Gender Equality Message Guide in practice. During the Masterclasses, participants gained a valuable understanding of how to apply evidence-based communications principles to create effective messaging for gender equality initiatives.

To help continue this learning, two tip sheets featuring messages that were developed during the Masterclasses have been created. In these tip sheets, the messages are used to highlight the Vision, Barrier, Cause, Action story framework elements, as well as the tips from the guide that have been applied in its development. These tip sheets are not intended as a standalone resource, but rather as a reference point that you can turn to when creating your own messages.

Framing Gender Equality Tip Sheet 1 – Gender Impact Assessments

Framing Gender Equality Tip Sheet 2 – Gender Audits

Upcoming Events

Putting Prevention of Violence Against Women into Practice: Online Training

Do you want to understand what drives violence against women and learn about the actions you can take to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women?

Facilitated by Women’s Health East, this two-part introductory level training is for those who are new to the prevention of violence against women sector, or are interested in undertaking preventing violence against women activities in the future.

Date and time: 9:30am-12:00pm Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th September 2021*

Cost: $50 pp (Plus booking fee. Inclusive of GST)

*Training is delivered over two x 2.5 hour sessions. Training participants must attend both sessions.

For more information contact