Violence Prevention

Prevention of violence

East Gippsland PCP has been part of collective work focusing on the prevention of violence against women. Through participation at the regional level via Gippsland Women’s Health’s Gippsland Free from Violence Coalition, to support of and participation in the East Gippsland Partners in Violence Prevention group, there is prevention activity happening all across the region.

MATE Training

The East Gippsland Primary Care Partnership remains committed to gender equality the prevention of men’s violence against women and children in the East Gippsland region. EGPCP have two staff members that are fully qualified to deliver MATE Training in the region.

The MATE Bystander Program is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and harmful behaviour. The Program is designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.

Developed by Griffith University and delivered in conjunction with Gippsland Women’s Health Service, MATE aims to raise awareness of the level of abusive behaviour in our culture as well as the subtler issues that support a harmful
and abusive environment. The Program gives us the knowledge we need to recognise an issue, empowers us to take responsibility, provide the tools we need to effectively interrupt the behaviour, and the confidence and capacity to do so.

East Gippsland Partners in Violence Prevention

Ten Year Plan

The East Gippsland Partners in Violence Prevention are developing a Ten Year Plan, a local plan for supporting gender equality and addressing the gendered drivers of violence across East Gippsland. This will be the second East Gippsland Partners in Violence Prevention Plan. The EGPVP Ten Year Plan has been drafted by the EGPVP Group through a number of meetings and workshops. The East Gippsland Partners in Violence Prevention Ten Year Plan will outlines a commitment by member organisations with shared outcomes, indicators and strategies. When the final plan in released in will be available here.

Annual Action Plan

The annual action plan is being developed collaboratively with partners to guide the implementation of the EGPVP Ten Year Plan. Activities proposed in the action plan will be implemented collaboratively by members of the EGPVP Group. The implementation of the Action Plan will be monitored through the EGPVP Group. When the final plan in released in will be available here.