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Unpacking Resistance Virtual Training

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you work in gender equality or primary prevention of violence against women then you’ve most likely experienced backlash and resistance. Dealing with it comes with the terrain and is a normal part of any social change. That doesn’t mean that figuring out how to navigate resistance isn’t challenging, and sometimes a bit scary.

Don’t let resistance stop you on your mission to prevent violence against women and achieve gender equality. Creating behavioural change is at the heart of this work and it’s no easy feat! That’s why we’ve purposely designed our training program to support and equip you with the strategies and tools you’ll need.

Our training will give you the confidence to respond to resistance when it arises. From denial to backlash, to understanding why people might resist gender equality work, you’ll be equipped with the strategies and skills to create meaningful and sustainable change.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to identify the different forms and levels of resistance.
  • The core principles and strategies to apply when responding to forms of resistance.
  • Skills to open up dialogue and feel more confident in having challenging conversations.
  • Strategies to support your wellbeing when encountering resistance.

You’ll also receive a toolkit of tried and tested resources to help you create behavioural change in your work.

This training is for practitioners who work in the area of gender equality or in the primary prevention of violence against women.

Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions this course will be delivered online in 2 X two-hour sessions over one day.

  • Session 1: 10am – 12pm
  • Session 2: 2pm – 4pm

Please note that sessions will not be recorded or made available outside of the session times.


There are no pre-requisites to attend this training. However, participants are expected to have a strong understanding of the nature, prevalence and impacts of violence against women, as well as the drivers of violence against women.


December 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm





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