Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW) Communication Masterclass

  • Event Date: 08/04/2019
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne
  • Contact Name: Bianca Walsh, Health Promotion Officer and Training Coordinator
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (03) 9664 9338
  • Website:

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.

Please note* : 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

Workshop facilitators:

Kiri Bear is a professional facilitator, trainer and project manager. With 15 years’ experience in youth, community and government services, Kiri has been at the forefront of the PVAW field. Kiri is also an artist, poet and a storyteller.

Claire Varley is an author and community development practitioner. She has worked in the gender equity and prevention of violence against women sectors for more than a decade, in Australia and internationally, including designing and delivering training to a wide range of audiences.


This workshop is designed for practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equity sectors. 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. 

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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