Engender Equality Change the Story Workshop


13 September 2019 9:30 am Australia/Hobart

Wrest Point Convention Centre

410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

6221 1888

    Preventing violence against women is going to take a significant shift in community attitudes and systemic change in Tasmania.

    Engender Equality is excited to invite you along to the Our Watch Change the Story workshop which explores primary prevention of violence against women and how this can be practiced in the workplace, community and home.

    Find our more and register.

    The workshops will be facilitated by Alina Thomas and Anj van Rooyen, trained Our Watch educators, with opening remarks by the Hon Premier Will Hodgman and closing remarks by Matthew Williamson from the University of Tasmania. A lived experience speaker from Engender Equality’s Advocates for Change program will also be speaking.

    Just added to the program is a Q&A style interview with sexual abuse survivor and #letherspeak campaigner Grace Tame.

    This is the first time that Grace has spoken to the public, in person, about her experience of abuse and the system response that supported the rights of the man that perpetrated the abuse, over her own rights. In this interview Grace will reflect on the impact of being silenced and systemically disempowered, and what needs to change, culturally and legally to prevent further violence and the exploitation of women.

    Change the Story is an Our Watch workshop designed to:

    • speak to the underlying causes of violence against womensuch as the link between violence and gender inequality,
    • promote primary prevention of violence against women through a culturally sensitive and inclusive lens, and
    • contribute to the wider conversation around violence against women and gender inequality.

    This workshop is open to community members, government, business leaders, small business and all interested services.