Violence against women is very common in Australian society. One in four women who has ever had a boyfriend or husband is likely to have suffered some form of violence at the hands of a man during her life. It’s important to acknowledge that there is hope for a future where no woman lives in fear.

The cornerstone of Christian belief is our example of the life of Jesus Christ, who respected the dignity of all persons, placed a high value on loving relationships and defended the sanctity of all life. Living Christian faith warrants ending all forms of violence.

Anglican leaders are well positioned to be powerful agents of prevention, education and advocacy to bring an end to violence against women. These resource materials below have been created to support Anglican leadership in the work of primary prevention that aims to stop violence against women before it occurs. Additional resource materials are in development and will be posted on the site as they become available. 

 

 Preventing violence against women: what works and what doesn't

 

  

  



Anglican peer mentor brochure and form

Author: Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Published: 2012
Single page: Tri-fold
Printer-friendly version:  PDF 545KB
Description: This brochure outlines an educational pathway for clergy and lay leaders to advance their pastoral care competencies and commitment to the prevention of violence against women in their community.

Register your interest to become a mentor/mentee here.

Anglicans preventing violence against women poster

Author: Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Published: 2012
Printer-friendly version:  PDF 3.7MB (JPG 621KB)
Description:
This full colour poster is designed to educate Anglican congregations about violence against women and to promote ways to prevent violence.



Workshop power point presentation

✔ YES We Can end violence against women by strengthening prevention through education

Author: Anglicans Promoting Respectful Relationships Project Committee
Published: 2012
Printer-friendly version:  PDF 3MB
Description: This power point, with supporting notes, is a teaching tool to promote awareness of the problem of violence against women. The emphasis of the slides is on violence prevention.

View the presentation on YouTube.

​Workshop Anglican clergy workbook

Author: Anglicans Promoting Respectful Relationships Project Committee
Published: 2012
Printer-friendly version: PDF 2MB
Description: This workbook contains power point slides and a facility for workshop participants to write notes to reinforce learning on violence prevention.


​​Information sheet — 10 things Anglican leaders can do to help prevent violence against women

Author: Anglicans Promoting Respectful Relationships Project Committee
Published: 2012
Printer-friendly version: PDF 409KB
Description: This information sheet provides practical suggestions for activities that can be easily implemented in a parish to promote violence prevention. 

 

 

 Need help?

 

For further information, please feel free to contact the Prevention of Violence Against Women Project Coordinator by email:
AnglicanPeerMentoring@gmail.com

 

 Related resources

 

Prayers for an end to violence for women
www.perth.anglican.org/prayers

Participants say "Peer mentoring for the prevention of violence against women works."

Read more in the VicHealth publication - 
Respect, Responsibility and Equality program report


  



 

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