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Building a career in primary prevention of violence against women

Building a career in primary prevention of violence against women

Building a career in primary prevention of violence against women

Building a career in primary prevention of violence against women

The Victorian Government is implementing significant reforms based on the 227 recommendations resulting from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, including in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW) sector.

Now more than ever, skilled practitioners are needed to expand the primary prevention workforce and meet the demands of these reforms. This tip sheet provides an overview of the pathways into the PVAW sector, for recent graduates and professionals looking to change careers.

What is a PVAW practitioner?

PVAW practitioners specialise in designing, implementing and monitoring primary prevention of family violence and violence against women initiatives and policy, within and across various settings. They work to build the skills and capacities of people in diverse sectors and settings – from sports clubs, to schools, workplaces, local government, health services and the media – to embed prevention of family violence and gender equality efforts into their existing work and into the core business of their organisations.

There are roles for PVAW practitioners within different kinds of organisations in a range of settings including local government, community health and women’s health organisations, as well as within dedicated primary prevention or gender equity organisations. Practitioners from all backgrounds, cultures, sexual identities, religions, abilities and ages are encouraged to join this emerging sector to ensure diverse representation.

Download the Building a career in primary prevention of violence against women tip sheet now.

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Please send any feedback on these resources to prevention@dvrcv.org.au