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Partners in Prevention (PiP) is a network of people working across Victoria to prevent violence against women.

Join PiP to stay in the loop with the latest primary prevention and respectful relationships education news, resources, opportunities and events. Being a PiP member strengthens your prevention work by enabling you to connect, learn and share, both online and face to face.


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Member Reviews:

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After a few months in my new job, I felt how enormous this area was and that maybe I wasn’t the right person. Then I attended a PiP meeting and I was amazed and delighted at this seemly underground movement of dedication, diversity and information that was strong, credible and extensive. And yes it was collegial and connective!!”

From that point of view [being the only person doing prevention or respectful relationships education, in an organisation of around 100 staff], to be able to go and speak to people from a similar background, to hear speakers, to receive the latest information, it was just like a breath of fresh air for me. I still remember it, I came away from that first meeting just feeling so expanded and supported.

As a non-youth practitioner myself, understanding and having those connections to some of those direct service providers and practitioners has really helped me to work with and support…youth practitioners [in my organisation].

Obviously this work is a learning journey for all of us…I think [PiP has] really been that key place to build my capacity and my understanding of the complexity of the work, of the key principals and frameworks that underpin the work.

All [our] roles are quite unique, so it’s helpful to come together and just have a space, and not be doing the basic, ‘this is primary prevention’, ‘yes, there’s violence against women and it’s connected to gender inequality, this is what we mean by that, this is what that looks like’. But to actually go into deeper issues around like, ‘do we have single sex classes or mixed classes?’, ‘How do we ensure that we’re demonstrating gender equality in everything that we do?’, ‘How do we evaluate our work?’.

Most organisations that are not overly resourced are actually [just] doing a lot of the doing, rather than the sitting down and reflecting. I think that’s what PiP’s real advantages are, allowing there to be that reflection and sharing and consulting time.

Another thing that’s been really useful [is] being able to call [the Coordinators] and run stuff by them. [The current Coordinator] has been fantastic in terms of me developing this model, because I can run stuff by her and she’s [been] willing to look over the model and give me feedback and that’s been really brilliant because there’s nowhere else [I] can get that kind of support.

Being able to access the Coordinators, so you’re getting their advice and their expertise in the area, has been really important. And then on from that they’ve been able to make connections and assist us in programs, and vice versa they’ve sent people our way who are wanting assistance as well.

What’s really been useful too is the newsletter, and the links they provide, so if you’re not able to go along to something you’re able to at least tap into what has happened.

I would’ve used a lot of the videos and things, that are on the website, in my practice. Lots of things come through and you go, ‘I haven’t seen that [before]’, and then you look it up and you use it.

There’s an opportunity that PiP offers to centralise some of those speakers that otherwise you might have to be paying to go to a conference to get to, and through this network you’ve got another way of accessing that information.

PiP had a really key role in disseminating that [2009 report] to the sector, in passing that information on and making sure that people were across it, that people had opportunities to talk about it and talk about the implications for their practice, what they might do better.

PiP has definitely facilitated the practical application of the evidence. Coming together and talking about it, seeing what other people are doing but also creating tools, just discussing it, has been really important.

[Being involved with PiP] gives me credibility with whoever I’m speaking with but it does something even more than that—it seems to strengthen something within me. [It has helped me] become nearly matter of fact, quite clear about it.

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