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Taking Action on Gender-Based Violence

with Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC)

10 March 2024

In this workshop, Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) will help participants develop an understanding of the drivers, impacts and solutions to gender-based violence.

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Learn to be an active bystander

Gender-based violence is a serious human rights violation impacting 1 in 3 Australian women in their lifetime. The United Nations estimates that globally 35% of women have experienced either physical or sexual violence. Despite these statistics, more than 50% of Australian's do not believe that gender-based violence happens in their community. The Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre wants to change this statistic because they know that gender-based violence does not discriminate based on postcode - it happens everywhere. 

Have you ever witnessed behaviour in the street that made you uncomfortable? Or been concerned that a friend is unusually withdrawn? In this workshop, Women’s and Girls Emergency Centre (WAGEC) will help participants develop an understanding of the drivers, impacts and solutions to gender-based violence (GBV). We will cover key concepts in the prevention of GBV, demystify terminology and offer practical tips and tools for people who want to take action and be an active bystander or ally. Centering safety and self-care, we’ll explore how to support a friend, family member or someone on the street that you’re concerned about. e how to support a friend, family member or someone on the street that you’re concerned about. 

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Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC)

Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a feminist, grassroots organisation that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in our communities. They are based in Redfern, Sydney and work on the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation. Every night, they support 200 women and children impacted by homelessness, gender-based violence and systemic disadvantage in our crisis accommodation. Equally they seek to address the underlying causes of gender-based violence through primary prevention activities with communities that want to be a part of the global movement to end gender-based violence in a generation.

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