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

Framing Gender Equality Messaging Guide

In 2020, the Together for Equality and Respect (TFER) partnership and VicHealth with the support of OE PCP engaged Common Cause Australia to research and identify the most effective way to create messages that increase public support for gender equality. The findings have been collated into the Framing Gender Equality Messaging Guide, which is available now to download.

This guide provides a series of guidelines and sample messages highlighting the most effective way to present gender equality messages. It is intended that this will help practitioners to boost support for gender equality initiatives in Australia.

The guide is intended for people working to create a more equal and just society for women and girls across all settings – including workplaces, leadership, sport, media, early childhood and parenting. This includes those seeking to build greater public support for systemic solutions to gender inequality through policy and organisational change, as well as those working on individual behaviour change initiatives.


Upcoming Events

To accompany the guide Women’s Health East is holding a series of professional development sessions open to all TFER partners to share the research findings and consider the implications for practice.

Dates as follows:

● Community of Practice, 30 March, 9.30am – 12pm
● Workplace settings Masterclass for organisations covered by the GE Act: Tuesday, 4th & 11th May 9.30am-12pm
● Workplace settings Masterclass (not GE Act focused): Wednesday, 9th & 16th June 9.30am-12pm
● Early Years settings Masterclass: Thursday, 5th & 12th August 9.30am-12pm

Details on how to book coming soon!

For more information contact