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Preventing Violence Against Women Masterclass: Utilising storytelling techniques to communicate the drivers of violence against women

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills in crafting and sharing stories that communicate the drivers of violence against women. This workshop take participants through story crafting techniques and principles, key considerations when tailoring PVAW stories to various audiences and ethical storytelling. Participants workshop key messages and craft their own story through individual and group activities. This workshop aims to increase the confidence of participants to develop and tell stories that illuminate the causes of violence against women.

Participants are asked to bring in an example that illustrates one or more of the drivers of violence against women. This example will be the bases of story crafting activities. (‘Examples’ of the drivers of violence against women are not required to be in story form prior to the workshop.)

The workshop covers:

  • Key elements of a primary prevention story
  • Ethical considerations developing and sharing stories
  • Tailoring for your audience or setting
  • Key messages and the drivers of violence against women
  • Story crafting techniques and story shapes

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for practitioners working in the PVAW sector. Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, and the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop.

Thanks to funding made available by the Victorian Government, WHV is pleased to be able to offer the PVAW Communications Masterclass free of charge for experienced practitioners in 2018-19.

*The August workshop has completely filled up. You can pre-register for the date below by emailing training@whv.org.au


December 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Women’s Health Victoria
9664 9300


Women’s Health Victoria
Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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9664 9300