Informative & Thought Provoking Videos

Videos are a valuable tool and essential to the current conversation.  There are a plethora of them online and can be confusing to traverse through what’s relevant and worthwhile. 

We have collated some videos from varying sources that may provide insight, inspiration and action about domestic abuse, coercive control, homelessness, gender equality, ageism and human rights.

These videos may help you to start conversations with your family, friends, work colleagues and peers.

With a myriad of videos to review on related topics, we will continue to update this page from time to time.

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals:

The Gender Snapshot 2021 presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting the progress made since 2015 but also the continued alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic, its immediate effect on women’s well-being and the threat it poses to future generations.

Download the full report here

Australia’s shameful violence against women

Several reports show shocking numbers in the rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in Australia

We see the statistics over and over again and although there are many wanting change, we are not moving quick enough.  We need to go beyond conversations.

Ageism is a universal issue.  This video reports on the UN global report on Ageism.  We need to pay attention.  If you don’t think this will be you, think again.

To foster healthy ageing and improve the lives of older people and their families and communities, fundamental shifts will be required not only in the actions we take but in how we think about age and ageing.  #AWorld4AllAges

See the full story from the UN

Populations around the world are ageing at a faster pace than in the past and this demographic transition will have an impact on almost all aspects of society. Already, there are more than 1 billion people aged 60 years or older, with most living in low- and middle-income countries.

Many do not have access to even the basic resources necessary for a life of meaning and of dignity. Many others confront multiple barriers that prevent their full participation in society.

See the full story from the UN:

Change the Story created by Our Watch

Change the Story was created to trigger an emotive response to the viewer. 

It makes clear that gender inequality is the core of the problem and that we, as individuals and communities, must be at the heart and foundation of the solution. 

We all have roles to play in preventing and stopping violence again women.  It starts with getting involved.

National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey

Attitude is a state of mind that sets us apart from the rest” a quote from our Founder, Karen R. Levin.  This video from the National Community Attitudes Towards Violence against Women Survey is the longest running survey in the world.  It measures national attitudes towards gender and is conducted every four years to help gauge where we are as a nation in relation to gender equity and equality.  This video is from the 2017 findings survey with next results coming late 2021.

A Call to Men by Tony Porter

Tony Porter and his team are the designers of the “Man Box”.  The content of this video covers sexual violence and can be triggering.  It is a useful and powerful video in delivering a message around the gendered nature of violence.  It raises questions and confirms that we need to continue the conversation with boys and men.

Boys With Be Boys – Danny Blay

Danny was the CEO of No To Violence for 11 years and is currently a policy advisor and trainer.  This video sums up what is meant by ‘toxic masculinity’ from Blay’s perspective, and why it’s being talked about so frequently. He explains his case to shift a focus to men’s behaviours in order to tackle violence against women and children, violence in general towards other men and towards themselves.

The Duluth Wheels – by Ellen Pence, one of its co-creators

If you have ever gone to any form of training for domestic abuse, you would have been shown one of the Duluth Wheels.  This is not only for practitioners and clinicians but is also great to use in enhancing community awareness.  The Duluth Wheels are usually unpacked in many training and education programs and there is immense value in understanding these Wheels in terms of domestic violence.

Advertising – The Dangerous Ways Ads See Women – Jean Kilbourne

Jean has been studying sexism in advertising for over 30 years.

Here she describes how advertising using women and sexism has a dangerous and violent impact on women.

If you think you are not impacted by what you watch, think again.  With social media and numerous online streaming services, we are even more impacted by messaging in ads.

This video will increase your awareness as to how promoting products and services can create a negative effect on women.

The Man Box – The Men’s Project

A survey of 1,000 Australian men aged between 18 and 30 to review the pressures and understanding of what it takes to be a ‘real man’.  The onus on being tough, never crying, displaying masculinity, sexual prowess through many partners, being the breadwinner and always being in control creates a lot of pressure on being a ‘real man’.  This video discusses the rules and how many sides there are to consider.

Policing DFV in Queensland

A really great production on the content of DFV from the Queensland Police. Well-thought through and carefully written content with honesty and care.

They refer to an ‘aggrieved’ person, which is so much better than victim. It’s a little longer than the others but has excellent interviews and content.

Homelessness – over 400,000 women at risk.

This video aims to raise awareness about homelessness in a new emerging demographic and inspire action to stop it.

It was produced in collaboration with Housing Alternatives Australia (for Women).  This is the other side of the story and why The Equanimity Project is responding to both domestic abuse and homelessness.

Why domestic violence victims don’t leave | Leslie Morgan Steiner

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

 

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