In 2012, four (4) Focus Groups were organised across Hume region to hear about the work of agencies and professionals working with young people in different settings and to explore how WHGNE could support organisations and youth providers to prevent violence against girls and women.

Engaging with organisations and youth providers to learn about their work with young people to promote equal, respectful relationships affirms the value of working at different levels and in different settings to prevent violence against women.

Participant contributions also affirm the need for women’s health agencies to provide leadership in gendered research, capacity building and advocacy to promote women’s health, safety and gender equity.