Leadership in Action: the role of specialist women's services in creating social and structural change (行動領導力:專業女性服務創造社會及結構性改變)

11/07/2019 - 13:30 to 11/07/2019 - 15:00
Proposal(Workshop / Presentation)
Coordinating organization: 
Centre for Non-Violence
Emerging Issues
Organization Name: 
Centre for Non-Violence
Organization Introduction: 
The Loddon Gender Equality and Violence Prevention Consortium was established in 2005. Each agency has a history and expertise in working in family violence/sexual violence/women’s and community health services spanning on average around 30 years. The consortium consists of the following agencies: Centre for Non-Violence (lead agency), Cobaw Community Health, Annie North Women’s Refuge and Domestic Violence Service, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault. The consortium has significant experience of working together to deliver innovative, joined up and integrated responses to women and children experiencing violence, and, programs for men who use violence towards family members throughout regional and rural Victoria in Australia.
Proposer: Robynt@cnv.org.au
Describe your workshop/presentation (300-500 words): 
With nearly 30 years experience as a specialist women’s service in Australia, Centre for Non-Violence (CNV) have embedded women’s leadership through innovation and actioning gender equality in practice to address the structural drivers of violence against women within our organisation and in the services we provide. Women’s services emerged in Australia in the 1970’s as part of a broader movement of women’s leadership and collective action politically and individually. CNV was informed by feminist principles and women’s collective action, based on need and a recognised disadvantage of young women experiencing homelessness as a result of family violence in our community. Our feminist philosophy guides our vision of creating gender and social equality, our values and the broader organisational structure to address structural, political and individual inequities. Gender-based violence is a fundamental violation of human rights and both a cause and consequence of gender and other social inequalities.
Our organisation has grown to provide services for women and children experiencing family violence and programs for men using violence in the family context. Our organisation recognises the structural barriers that women experience and has grown to represent the underrepresentation of women in social and political leadership needed to achieve social and gender equality, locally, regionally and globally. We have partnered with feminist organisations and allies, identified emerging leaders and become part of a strong women’s movement in advancing women’s leadership in action.
We will present the role of specialist women’s services and the unique role they play in ending violence against women and how women's leadership contributes to the creation of a fairer and more equal society.
The Centre for Non-Violence lives its values and vision of creating gender and social equality in a violence free world. We will present how women's lived experience informs our organisation, services and in the community, and how we work in partnership to develop women’s leadership, participation and opportunities to influence the community. Our workshop will demonstrate our commitment to women's leadership and opportunities to develop leadership in specialist women’s services through creating safe and supportive cultures in organisations.
We will workshop how services can address the key drivers of men’s violence against women across the continuum of primary prevention, early intervention and response, and embed gender equality as the solution. By advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment we put into practice a gendered understanding of violence against women and work collectively to address structural, social and gender inequality in all its forms. We will explore how leadership can inform transformative change and action within individual, political and governance systems. When women have equal say in decision making, full participation and are active leaders in political, economic and social life, the world is better for all.
All Speakers:
Yvette Jaczina
Yvette Jaczina is the General Manager, Client Services, at the Centre for Non-Violence, one of the consortium agencies. The Centre for Non-Violence (CNV) is located in Central Victoria, Australia. CNV provides a range of services and program that respond to and work to prevent family and domestic violence. Yvette is a social worker who has worked in human services for nearly 20 years in mental health, homelessness, youth services, family services and now within a domestic and family violence agency. She has a longstanding commitment to addressing gender inequality and preventing family violence having served on the CNV Committee of Management, including as Chair, for many years prior to her current professional role.
Emma Penno
Emma is a team leader with the Centre for Non-Violence. A social worker she has been working as a advocate for women and their children who are victims of domestic and has been in leadership roles for the last 3 years. Emma's current role has oversee a team who respond to police referrals for victims of domestic and family violence and also referrals for men who use violence with their families. This team is responsible for assessing initial risk and addressing safety.