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Nudging Anglican Parishes to Prevent Violence Against Women

Boddé, Ree (2014) Nudging Anglican Parishes to Prevent Violence Against Women. Project Report. Anglican Diocese of Mebourne, Melbourne.

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Nudging Anglican Parishes to Prevent Violence Against Women reports on year two of the Anglican Diocesan of Melbourne violence prevention program. Violence against women is entirely preventable and primary prevention is an important strategy to prevent gender based violence. The Diocesan model for preventing violence against women, developed over the course of two years, is an interplay of leadership, advocacy, education, peer support, skills enhancement and community action to reduce the exposure to the known causes of violence against women. A three-way partnership, between the Diocese, local Parishes and VicHealth, has produced a network of Anglican leaders, within local communities, who can advocate for, and sustain, real change in preventing violence against women at a local level. Training participants, who completed pre and post-test questionnaires, indicated a new awareness about how they can contribute to the primary prevention of violence against women. Another positive result is the uptake of the program by Parishes – from 2 in 2012 to 7 in 2013. As well, the increase in the number of primary prevention activities reported across the Diocese. In 2012, 42 activities were reported and in 2013, 108 primary preventative activities were undertaken by Parishes, Diocesan Synod and committees. The evidence is also clear that there are changes in behavior, particularly with trainees, mainly in challenging violent-supportive attitudes and behavior. Nudging Anglican leaders to name the known causes of violence against women and to name gender equality and respectful relationships as key strategies to prevent violence against women would strengthen the efficacy of the program.

Item Type: Research Reports (Project Report)
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: primary prevention, gender inequality, rigid gender stereotypes, gender equality, prevention of violence against women, family violence, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Anglican Parishes
Fields of Research: 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Education Studies
D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Dr Ree Boddé
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 23:59
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 01:38
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1400

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