LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention Project
The LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention Project focuses on preventing family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities before it begins.
What we do
The LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention Project is an initiative of Rainbow Health Australia that focuses on family violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer communities, and how to prevent such violence from happening in the first place. It is funded by the Office for Prevention of Family Violence and Coordination in Family Safety Victoria.
This project forges new ground in the primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities, seeking to address critical evidence gaps, strengthen understanding of the drivers of violence, and build expertise for both LGBTIQ organisations and family violence primary prevention organisations to effectively deliver evidence-based programs.
The project has:
- Produced a new evidence guide
- Created two new practice guides
- Supported new pilot prevention projects
- Enabled new partnerships across sectors
Pride in Prevention Evidence Guide
Download the Pride in Prevention Evidence Guide.
Pride in Prevention summarises the current available evidence on the drivers of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities and provides recommendations for priority interventions to address it. Read more and view the launch event.
Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide
Download the Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide.
This guide supports organisations and practitioners in developing effective and appropriate family violence prevention messaging, and delivering this through public campaigns, social media communications and policy work. Read more and view the launch event.
Pride in Prevention Partnership Guide
Download the Pride in Prevention Partnership Guide.
Relationships between LGBTIQ organisations and family violence service organisations in Australia are growing. This guide is intended to inform the development of future partnerships across these sectors. It provides additional support to build the expertise and capacity of both LGBTIQ practitioners and organisations, and family violence prevention practitioners and organisations. Read more and view the launch event.
Pilot prevention projects
The LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention Project uses the evidence base to pilot prevention initiatives and build cross sector capacity with key partners:
- Transfemme, a respectful relationship resource with Zoe Belle Gender Collective
- Safe Always, an LGBTIQ family violence support resource with Thorne Harbour Health
- Cross sector partnership with Safe and Equal
This list contains key policies and frameworks that the LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention Project informs and is informed by, as well as key resources in primary prevention work.
The National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032
Pride in our future: Victoria's LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022-32
Free from violence: Victoria's strategy to prevent family violence
Change the story
(En)countering resistance: Strategies to respond to resistance to gender equality initiatives