A Health Literate Message Toolkit to prevent violence against women

This toolkit was developed from the collective efforts of a number of organisations in the G21 region which form the PVAW (Prevention of Violence Against Women) Health Alliance. 
Organisations include Barwon Health, Bellarine Community Health, Colac Area Health, and Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West with additional support from the Primary Care Partnership (G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar).


Clear, accessible and effective communication is vital in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW). It is a cornerstone of the widespread cultural and systemic change needed for PVAW, and has the potential to influence beliefs, attitudes and norms.

As the drivers and effects of violence against women are complex and can be challenging to convey, this toolkit has been developed to address this challenge by providing simple and consistent messages.
A health literacy approach was taken to support audiences to access, understand and apply information. This ensures the capacity of communications to aid the prevention of violence against women is maximized.

If you would like to contact the authors, please direct your query to G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar at hwb@G21.com.au.