Voices for Change: A Media Advocacy Program for the Prevention of Violence Against Women was developed by Our Watch in partnership with Women’s Health East and VicHealth. The program ensures that women’s stories are shared in a safe, sensitive and responsible way. Voices for Change also provides the survivors involved with media training.
The below organisations deliver the Voices for Change program:
If you are a journalist looking for a survivor to provide comment on a story you can contact the above organisations directly.
Organisations that run the Voices for Change program must have support systems in place to minimise and handle the risk of further perpetration of violence, as well as additional trauma survivors may experience as a result of speaking out. Organisations contemplating delivering the program must have a deep understanding of violence against women and it’s impacts on women, children, families and communities and have capacity to provide:
Watch this video for more on working with the media to help prevent violence against women.