YWCA Canberra delivers a range of training and education options that help prevent and respond to violence against women in the community and in our workplaces.
Our Active bystander intervention workshops invite workplaces to play a leadership role in preventing violence against women. Our evidence-based interactive three-and-a-half-hour workshop explores the link between gender inequality and violence against women. Upon completion, participants will be empowered with practical tools and strategies to create safer and more respectful workplaces and communities.
Bystander approaches are the interventions that support individuals to intervene in violence, harassment or other anti-social behaviour to prevent and reduce harm to others. Research shows that bystander approaches are an effective way of preventing violence against women, especially domestic and family violence, sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal violence.
When workplace employees are skilled as active bystanders it also helps address:
Our three-and-a-half-hour workshop covers:
We know that primary prevention is critical to ending violence against women: equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to have respectful relationships.
Our Respect Ed program caters to young people from primary school age through to adulthood.
Domestic and family violence (D&FV) awareness introductory training provides participants with the knowledge, awareness, and skills about domestic and family violence in our community and its prevalence, nature and dynamics. Participants understand the gendered nature of D&FV and links to gender inequality. They also learn skills to recognise, respond and support someone who has been affected by D&FV.
The introductory package is delivered over three and a half hours, and there is an option to expand it to the intermediate level where professionals can learn about high-risk cases of D&FV, aspects of safety planning and workplace responsibilities on addressing and supporting employees/stakeholders affected by D&FV. The combined program (introductory and intermediate) takes six hours.
Upon completion of the package, participants will be able to:
The Workplace Equality and Respect Standards were developed by Our Watch with funding from the Victorian Government. The Workplace Equality and Respect Standards training provides flexible and adaptable guidance on:
Workplace Equality and Respect Standards training will embed a long-term commitment to organisational change that is regularly reviewed, updated and progressed.
In addition to the five standards, the Workplace Equality and Respect website includes a suite of tools and resources to support organisations’ work towards the Standards. Training is a key recommended action for organisations working towards the Workplace Equality and Respect Standards. There are four training sessions designed for:
To find out more, contact our team at Respect@ywca-canberra.org.au.