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Training & Community Education
Violence against Women 2011-2012 Information and Facts
WHIN has produced a series of fact sheets that provide an overview of the recent police data (2011-2012) relating to violence against women, including family violence (FV) and sexual assault. The fact sheets prode data on the number of weekly and annually reported incidents of FV and sexual assault and gender breakdown of victims and perpetrators. They also include comparable statistices for each of the seven local government areas in WHIN's catchment.
The Violence against Women Fact Sheets are available for the local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra as well as one for the northern metropolitan region (NMR).
Managing Money: Every Woman's Business - A Guide to Increasing Women's Financial Capability
In 2004, WHIN developed its financial literacy program as a means to improve the financial literacy and capability of newly-arrived and migrant women by providing gender-specific and culturally-targeted information and training, relevant to their lives, and sensitive to the transitional process involved in settling into a new country. Since then, the program has evolved and continues to be driven by the high demand for basic financial literacy information for newly-arrived and migrant women. To date the program has been delivered to over 300 women from over 20 cultural groups in Melbourne’s northern and eastern metropolitan regions. Learnings from these workshops, conversations with women, consultations with community workers, and financial counsellors have enabled WHIN to further develop its 2008 financial literacy program trainer’s manual. This has resulted in the production of this new resource – Managing Money: Every Woman’s Business. A Guide to Increasing Women’s Financial Capability.
This resource adds to the growing body of work and resources on financial literacy, yet is uniquely placed to enable workers at a grassroots level to work with women to develop basic financial skills. It includes topics on budgeting, savings, accounts, credit, debts and loans; accessing community assistance and financial counselling; information on consumer rights and responsibilities; and housing and tenancy issues.
Managing Money is a tool for women and facilitators which not only provides culturally and gender-sensitive financial information, but also raises awareness of, and addresses, the barriers that restrict newly-arrived and migrant women’s financial inclusion and security.
Gender Analysis Tool
WHIN has developed the Gender Analysis Tool to assist organisations and policy, program and health planners to produce work that is 'gender sensitive'. That is, to produce policies and services which acknowledge that women and men have different experiences, needs and access to wealth, resources and decision-making opportunities. This tool helps to draw attention to these differences, recognising that specific initiatives and resources may be required to rectify what is often a marginalised position for women.
The tool was primarily developed for use within local government and health promotion sectors, however it does have applicability beyond these areas.
The Gender Analysis Tool contains a brief rationale for why gender should be considered in planning, policy and service development; a 'Gender Analysis Planning Tool' which inclues a list of gender analysis prompts to consider at each step of a policy and project development process; and an 'Organisational Gender Checklist' to assist organisations in measuring and improving their approach to gender sensitive practice.
Pridentity: Inclusive Sexuality Education Kit
Pridentity stands for pride + identity and is an education program to help students become informed about sexuality and sexual diversity, the myths and facts about same-sex attraction and transgender issues, homophobia and bullying, and gender stereotypes.
Developed in 2011, the Pridentity Resource Kit is the culmination of many years of successful in-school workshops focusing on inclusive sexuality education for secondary school students. The Kit is designed for teachers and community workers. It provides lesson plans, activities and links to further resources to support teaching practice that is inclusive, interactive and fun.
WHIN launched the Kit and held a workshop on how to use it on Tuesday 23rd August 2011. To access the Pridentity Resource click here.
'Collected Wisdom': A Manual of Family Violence Group Work Theory and Practice
The second edition of this 145-page manual of ideas and insights shared by group workers in Melbourne's Northern metropolitan region of Victoria has broad applicability for group work with diverse groups of women in many settings. It includes sections on family violence group work theory and practice, group work planning, outlines for 50 session activities, and options for further reading and learning as well as a section on culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) group work.
The 2011 edition is available here.
As a Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) copyrighted resource we are happy for you to use COLLECTED WISDOM as a community education tool and for the purposes of research, planning or review as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968. However, no part of it may be reproduced, copied, and/or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical or graphic) without the prior written permission of Women’s Health In the North.
In 2010 Resource Notes were created to accompany the Love Control DVD. The new Resource Notes look at:
- How to use the DVD in a variety of settings (such as in individual support, schools, community groups, mixed gender groups and staff capacity building)
- How to respond to questions created by the DVD
- How to use the DVD tool to its maximum prevention potential and
- Enhancing accessibility to prevention messages through using the Plain English version of the notes.
These varied settings reflect the many sites within which young women are learning and interacting. It also highlights the many opportunities for preventative work available. Violence prevention is an active, collective and developmental process. The key messages of the DVD, and it’s goal as a prevention tool, are to honour women’s voices, create a safe debate, and develop young people’s critical thinking by informing them, seeding ideas and creating a secure emotional space with them. The Resource Notes aim to support these goals by being developmental and centred on learning sites and processes.
As a Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) copyrighted resource we are happy for you to screen LOVE CONTROL as a community education tool and for the purposes of research, planning or review as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968. However, no part of it or the resource notes, may be reproduced, copied, and/or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical or graphic) without the prior written permission of Women’s Health In the North.