The Power to End Violence Against Women program is a primary prevention program that raises awareness of the issue of violence against women and promotes respectful relationships to young men in Year 10 across South Australia.
Developed with Centacare Catholic Services and the Department for Education, the Power to End Violence Against Women 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.
Students who participate in the Power to End Violence Against Women Program and Empowered program are invited to attend an annual Leadership Day.
The day aims to empower young men and women to be leaders amongst their peers and allies for social change.
Students are joined by Port Adelaide Football Club past and current players as well as industry leaders in the prevention of violence.
Those who participate in the full day program are encouraged to share their learnings to the wider cohort at their respective schools.
Role Model Event
Role modelling is a powerful tool to promote and teach appropriate and respectful behaviour.
All students who complete the program in their respective schools, are invited to attend an annual Role Model event with a role model in their life.
The event provides an opportunity for students to hear from Port Adelaide Football Club players and coaches who discuss the importance of modelling respectful relationships while raising awareness of violence against women.
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.
- Results of the research program were extremely positive which included:
- 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.
Direct enquiries to Community Programs Coordinator, Cam Sutcliffe via firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone who is experiencing violence can call 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT).
In an emergency contact 000