Empowering communities, preventing violence
The MATE Bystander Program is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and harmful behaviour.
The Program is designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.
VIOLENCE RESEARCH AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
Helping create safe, just, well-governed and equitable societies
MATE inaugural conference
28 – 29 November 2018
#Be someone who does something – the role of the bystander in preventing violence.
Join us for a comprehensive discussion about the role of the bystander in preventing violence. We will discuss the challenges, obstacles, and the current social climate impacting the work of practitioners in this space while sharing ideas on what is next in the bystander conversation.
Workshops and Training
Cultural change workshops
MATE is designed on best practices developed over two decades of delivering gender-based violence prevention and education training. Our workshops equip communities with the tools and confidence to address harmful and abusive behaviour.
Train the Trainer
Participants spend three full days with two MATE facilitators being immersed in the content. Each topic and scenario is explored at length, enabling the depth of understanding required to proceed as a trainer.
Youth and LGBTIQ programs
MATE is currently piloting training programs within specific schools and organisations across Australia.
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Study explores lives of women killed by partners
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