Developing the power to say no more to violence against women: An investigation into family and domestic violence primary prevention programs in South Australia and the Northern Territory

Developing the power to say no more to violence against women: An investigation into family and domestic violence primary prevention programs in South Australia and the Northern Territory Report

  • Author(s): Louth, J, Mackay, T, Goodwin-Smith, I
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for Community Services Research, Flinders University

Abstract: This report is a deep qualitative investigation of the Northern Territory - based NO MORE program and the South Australian Power to End Violence Against Women programs. Incorporating a research partnership between Centacare Catholic Family Services, CatholicCare NT, Power Community Limited, and the Australian Centre for Community Services Research, this comprehensive report provides an exploration of two primary prevention programs aimed at the eradication of violence against women and girls. The NO MORE program is wider in scope and works across multiple communities, while the Power to End Violence Against Women is delivered in schools to male students. For both program s, sport, football in particular, is used to capture the interest s of participants, to engage with men and boys around awareness and behaviour change, and as site to mobilise for change. Five key recommendations are offered: • Develop a n enhanced socio - ecological understanding; • Identify and harness power in key actors; • Mobilise and activate communities; • Involve women and girls; and, • Commit, communicate and evaluate over a significant time period . The purpose of this report is not to be overly prescriptive as to future steps. Instead, the research provides an opportunity to explore transformative systems change. Future pathways will be dependent upon strategic decisions and community consultation and activation.

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Louth, J, Mackay, T, Goodwin-Smith, I, 2018, Developing the power to say no more to violence against women: An investigation into family and domestic violence primary prevention programs in South Australia and the Northern Territory, Report, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14269.

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