Primary prevention

Recommended reading on family and whānau violence

Primary prevention aims to stop violence before it occurs, for example by promoting respectful, non-violent relationships and changing the social and cultural norms that support violence. It is sometimes called working "upstream" of violence (p.1).

Aotearoa New Zealand

Making a difference
Wellington, New Zealand: ACC
Sexual violence primary prevention toolkit

Ministry for Women (2015)
Wāhine Māori, wāhine ora, wāhine kaha: Preventing violence against Māori women
Wellington: Ministry for Women.

Ministry for Women (2015)
A malu i 'āiga, e malu fo'i i fafo: Protection for the family, protection for all: Samoan people's understanding of primary prevention of violence against women
Wellington: Ministry for Women.

Ministry of Women's Affairs (2013)
Current thinking on primary prevention of violence against women
Wellington: Ministry of Women's Affairs.

Fanslow, J. L. (2005)
Beyond zero tolerance: Key issues and future directions for family violence work in New Zealand
Wellington: Families Commission.

Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST)
Primary prevention research on sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand (webpage)
Compiled by TOAH-NNEST

Ministry of Education (2015)
Sexuality education: A guide for principals, boards of trustees and teachers

Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.

Irene Wakefield (2017)
Softening into the Discomfort of Conversations, TEDxWellington talk

International

Our Watch (Australia) has created a series of animations depicting non-physical forms of abuse, designed to be used by prevention practitioners alongside Unpacking Violence: A storytelling resource for understanding non-physical forms of abuse and the gendered drivers of violence against women (Our Watch, 2019). The animations focus on emotional abuse, technology-facilitated abuse, locker room talk and elder abuse (financial).

UN Women (2016)
10 essentials for prevention of violence against women
Geneva: UN Women.

UN Women (2016)
A framework to underpin action to prevent violence against women

Geneva: UN Women.
Draws together contemporary knowledge and practice in violence prevention. Its focus is on addressing the root causes as well as risk and protective factors associated with VAW. Outlines roles that stakeholders working across countries, regions, communities, sectors and disciplines can play in contributing to the eradication of VAW.

Raliance (2018)
Presentation from National Sexual Assault Conference, Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation
Focus, Framing & Facts: Promoting prevention with strategic communication choices

National Sexual Violence Resource Centre (2015)
10 principles for effective prevention messaging
National Sexual Violence Resource Centre

Our Watch, VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) & ANROWS (2015)
Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia

Melbourne, Vic: Our Watch.

Walden, I. (2014)
Primary prevention of violence against women
ADFVC Fast Facts.
Sydney, NSW: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse.

Jewkes, R., Flood, M., & Lang, J. (2015)
From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations: A conceptual shift in prevention of violence against women and girls
The Lancet, 385(9977), 1580-1589.

Flood, M. (2011)
Involving men in efforts to end violence against women
Men and Masculinities, 14(3), 358-377.

Pease, B. (2008)
Engaging men in men’s violence prevention: Exploring the tensions, dilemmas and possibilities
ADFVC Issues Paper 17.
Sydney, NSW: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse.

 

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