Designed specifically for year 10 students as a primary prevention program, Power to End Violence Against Women promotes respectful relationships and gender equality.

Developed in conjunction with Centacare Catholic Family Services and the Department for Education, the program aligns with a vision for young men to foster healthy attitudes to relationships and to challenge entrenched attitudes that can contribute to gender-based violence.

In consultation with the Department for Education, the program complements the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum that is delivered in both primary and secondary schools.

As an extension to the program, students are invited to attend an annual Leadership Day designed with a key focus on positive bystander intervention.

External Review

The Australian Centre for Community Services Research at Flinders University conducted a research project on the program as part of investigating primary prevention programs across South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Key findings include:

  • The PAFC engage directly with men and boys to start important conversations and work towards challenging entrenched attitudes that can contribute to gender-based violence.
  • The PAFC work with men and boys to become allies to support meaningful social change.
  • It was identified that sport and sporting role models play an integral part with connecting with communities and schools.
  • It recognised the importance of working within communities and schools.
  • The PAFC successfully introduced positive bystander models with some early indicators of positive outcomes; and
  • The PAFC Identify and work with community and student members to become leaders of social change.

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