Unpacking Resistance - Virtual


Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions this course will be delivered online in 2 X two-hour sessions over one day.

If you work in gender equality or primary prevention of violence against women then you’ve most likely experienced backlash and resistance. Dealing with it comes with the terrain and is a normal part of any social change. That doesn’t mean that figuring out how to navigate resistance isn’t challenging, and sometimes a bit scary.

Our training will give you the confidence to respond to resistance when it arises. From denial to backlash, to understanding why people might resist gender equality work, you’ll be equipped with the strategies and skills to create meaningful and sustainable change. 


Don’t let resistance stop you on your mission to prevent violence against women and achieve gender equality. Creating behavioural change is at the heart of this work and it’s no easy feat! That’s why we’ve purposely designed our training program to support and equip you with the strategies and tools you’ll need.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to identify the different forms and levels of resistance.
  • The core principles and strategies to apply when responding to forms of resistance.
  • Skills to open up dialogue and feel more confident in having challenging conversations.
  • Strategies to support your wellbeing when encountering resistance.
You’ll also receive a toolkit of tried and tested resources to help you create behavioural change in your work.
This training is for practitioners who work in the area of gender equality or in primary prevention of violence against women.
Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions this course will be delivered online in 2 X two-hour sessions over one day.

To participate you will need:

  • Access to an electronic device laptop or desktop computer ideally with a camera to participate in the training.
  • A reliable internet connection.
  • Zoom downloaded onto your computer (you can download here).
  • We recommend you use Google Chrome as your web browser or Safari for Mac users.
  • Access to your email (please make you sure make a note of your login details for our Learning Management System).
  • Headphones/headset/speakers so that you can hear the presentation. 
Please note that sessions will not be recorded or made available outside of the session times.


There are no pre-requisites to attend this training. However, participants are expected to have a strong understanding of the nature, prevalence and impacts of violence against women, as well as the drivers of violence against women.    

Instructions to register online:

  1. Find a training you wish to attend below and click the ‘enrol’ button.
  2. Input your given name, family name and email address and click ‘create’.
  3. If you’ve registered with us before (with the same email address), you will have an existing account. A notice will appear letting you know an existing record has been found. An email will be sent to your email address titled ‘Incomplete Online Booking’.
  4. Open the email and click on the second link provided. This will take you back to the registration page to resume your registration.

Times and cost:

Session 1: 10am - 12pm
Session 2: 2pm - 4pm

Training cost: $160



Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Unpacking Resistance - Virtual - 13 October 2021 13 October 2021 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Online 18 $160.00
Unpacking Resistance - Virtual - 8 December 2021 8 December 2021 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Online 20 $160.00
Expression of Interest - Unpacking Resistance - 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Online 53 $0.00