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PiP Webinar – From personal growth to systemic change: The power of Communities of Practice

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


“Meeting and being in a group that is like-minded and shares the passion of the prevention of violence against women (PVAW) cause has made me feel supported, and has given me the confidence to continue my work towards the PVAW movement.”
DVRCV Early Career Community of Practice participant, 2018-2019

We are excited to announce an upcoming webinar about DVRCV’s evidence-based model of Communities of Practice, tailored for the Victorian primary prevention of violence against women sector.

In this interactive online event, come and see what Communities of Practice are all about. Our facilitators Emma Hardley and Kiri Bear will talk through the direct benefits of joining a DVRCV Community of Practice – including safety, support, collegiality and a space for reflection. They’ll also discuss the findings of DVRCV’s latest research paper ‘Learning together: strengthening approaches to primary prevention through communities of practice’.

When prevention workers feel safe, supported and part of something bigger, our sector is stronger.

Join us as we explore the transformative power of Communities of Practice.



Emma Hardley

Emma works across all elements of DVRCV’s PVAW delivery, focusing particularly on respectful relationships education through coordination of Partners in Prevention (PiP).

Emma’s background is in education in both mainstream and specialist schools. She has worked at CASA House and as a freelance consultant in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW) sector. Emma is an experienced trainer and facilitator, previously delivering family violence response training, and a range of workshops focused on PVAW.

Kiri Bear

Kiri is passionate about ending violence against women and liberating us all from rigid gender roles. She was the founder of the Partners in Prevention Network at the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and has been working toward the primary prevention of violence against women for 15 years. She is currently a consultant specialising in teaching people about PVAW and gender equity. This leaves space for her to pursue her creative life as a poet and storyteller.


October 6
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



Acknowledgement of country

DVRCV and the PiP network acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia.

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