MATE events

ABOUT OUR EVENTS

Our events are about facilitating our MATE violence and discrimination prevention programs, forums and discussions within the wider community. If you’re inspired to take an active role in the prevention of discrimination, violence against women and racism in the community, our events are for you! Teaching our innovative proactive bystander framework, you’ll leave with the tools and understanding to step in and address problematic behaviour, when it is safe for you to do so. Beyond this, we’ll help you to get to the heart of beliefs and societal norms that may be influencing your perspective on gender equality.

At MATE we believe that every single one of us plays a role in raising the level of acceptability when it comes to violence, inequality, racism and discrimination in our culture. Our events are designed to foster greater awareness and dialogue around these key issues and inspire participants to become actively involved in addressing deeply rooted beliefs and values that drive problematic behaviour.

Some of the key issues we may cover at an event include:

  • Gender equality
  • Promoting healthy and equal relationships
  • Challenging status quo
  • Rigid gender stereotypes
  • Problematic language and jokes
  • Objectification of women
  • Gender inequality in sport
  • Gender pay gap
  • Victim blaming and shaming
  • Online harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Gang rape
  • Abusive relationships
  • Racism and discrimination prevention
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Creating respectful workplaces

Jana Stanfield

What you can expect from a MATE event

No matter what the focus, we foster a safe environment where people can share their opinions as well as any experiences they may have had with problematic behaviour. It is our belief that bringing light to issues that are often left undiscussed is how we actively change the culture around them.

You can forget about dull lectures where facilitators do all the talking. MATE events are interactive and dynamic. Our facilitators have real world experience working in the domestic and family violence sector—both with victims and perpetrators. They draw on these experiences to provide you with real life examples to stimulate a dialogue around the core issues that underpin them. You’ll leave feeling empowered to make a difference, with practical tools and a wealth of knowledge around inequality, violence, racism and discrimination prevention.

Events

Special MATE events will posted here as they are arranged by our team. To book training for your organisation, please contact us.

events

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