Equity and Diversity

End violence against women

Deakin commitment

In line with the University's strategic commitment to nurture personal development and wellbeing for students and staff, the campaign to end violence against women is building on and coordinating existing activities, support, information and resources.

Events and training

Training: Critical awareness training sessions on sexual assault

For all students, student support and other interested staff.

This training will cover definitions of sexual assault and consent, facts and statistics, myths and misconceptions, where to get information and help, along with referral tips, and prevention of sexual violence.

Facilitated by Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) counsellors.

See the Event Registration System for the dates and venues. Additional dates will soon be added for all campuses.

Contact Juliana.Ryan@deakin.edu.au for more information.


You the man

You the man logoIn March 2014, in partnership with Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE), Equity and Diversity and Student Life hosted three performances of the play ‘You the man’. Developed in the US, 'You the man' is a play about dating violence that addresses bystander intervention and prevention. Both the play and the panel discussion with experts that followed were very well received by the audiences at Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool.


End violence against women forums

Women crying and text 'end violence against women'More than 100 students and staff participated in three forums facilitated by Renee Fiolet at Waterfront, Burwood and Warrnambool campuses during the 16 Days of Action to end violence against women.

Renee spoke about:

  • the extent of violence against women
  • the different types of abusive behaviour
  • health outcomes resulting from violence against women.

Many myths about violence against women were dispelled and participants learned what to do in threatening situations.

View the presentation (483 KB) from the forum.

Workshop: Take a stand: How men can prevent violence

Bob Pease delivering workshopDeakin staff, students and community members participated in Bob’s ‘Take a stand: how men help prevent violence’ workshop on 10 December 2013 and provided considered feedback and reflections about the experience.

Bob spoke about:

  • the reasons men’s violence against women should be an issue of concern for all men
  • the arguments for involving men in violence prevention
  • men’s stake in ending men’s violence and their ethical responsibilities to challenge gender inequality
  • language
  • issues of control and men’s privilege.

View the presentation (325 KB)


Deakin staff swear the oath to end violence against women


Support for assault and abuse including counselling service and medical centres

24 hour support and crisis

Sexual assault and domestic violence contacts

Healthy relationships

Sort it! DUSA's legal service for students

Steps 2 Safety family violence information


White Ribbon, Australia's campaign to stop violence against women

White Ribbon videos on YouTube

Swear the white ribbon oath 'never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women'.

Safe Universities Blueprint, combines Australian best practice, international initiatives and suggestions put forward by the women's, tertiary and youth sectors based on findings from a survey of 1500 women.


In any language, violence against women is not ok! End violence against women! Written in different languages

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4th April 2014