As a specialist service that recognises family and sexual violence as a whole-of-community issue, Engender Equality is a leader in promoting gender equality. We are dedicated to leveraging community and social action to empower people to make a stand against violence against women.

Our training and consultancy services are delivered as a social enterprise where income from our training assists in funding the support services we offer to victim-survivors of family and sexual violence.

We manage training, education, and primary prevention activities that cater to the entire community, from victim-survivors with lived experience to service providers and other professional networks.

As a leading training provider Engender Equality has:

  • Substantial knowledge of learning theory and adult education principles
  • Extensive experience and skill in developing and delivering inclusive training and education packages on sensitive subject matters.
  • Specialist knowledge of family and sexual violence, response, and prevention

Our training and education services range from a keynote address to activity-based, facilitated workshops. Engender Equality tailors workshop content specific to the audience in which we are delivering training to. Workshops can range from 4 hours to full day or weekly sessions and are supported by our access to community sourced information and unique, world-class, evidence-based resources.


Drawing on specialist expertise, this workshop is an introduction to family violence, what it looks like and how common it is. It provides participants with the skills and knowledge to recognise and support clients, friends, family, and community peers who may be experiencing family violence.

Participants completing this workshop will:

  • Be introduced to the prevalence and drivers of family violence in our communities and what role we can take in preventing violence against women.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the presentations and experiences of family violence and provides sound practice skills in the identification of family violence.
  • Expand skills in appropriate trauma informed, effective and respectful responses to disclosures, and knowledge of available pathways of referral to ensure safety.


To truly understand and be able to effectively respond to the experience and perpetration of family violence within our communities, we need to develop a comprehensive knowledge of coercive control as the pattern of behaviour at the root of the perpetration of all forms of family violence and abuse.

This workshop explores:

  • The overarching concept of coercive control, what it looks like and how it is used,
  • How coercive control can be identified and
  • How we can help victim-survivors to ‘break the trap’ that a perpetrator of violence seeks to establish in all areas of their lives.

This workshop is supported by the practitioner resource ‘Breaking the Trap: Working with Clients Experiencing Coercive Control’.


Misidentification of the primary aggressor has become a significant risk issue in family violence presentations as a tool for systems abuse by the perpetrator, who is able to deceitfully present themselves as the victim.

Participants completing this workshop will:

  • Explore the gaps in knowledge and skill around appropriate identification practices and the importance of collaborative practice where misidentification occurs.
  • Have an opportunity to build their practice skills in identifying the predominant aggressor and avoid unintended collusion with perpetrators using systems abuse to further target their victim.

This workshop includes training for professionals who would like to use the Engender Equality Predominant Aggressor Screening Tool, which is included as part of the training framework.


Workplaces have a unique opportunity to contribute to the primary prevention of family violence, both within the organisational environment and the wider community in which they operate. It is essential for workplaces to have the knowledge required to be able to confidently communicate and respond to the issue of family violence.

This workshop offers:

  • The opportunity to develop a shared understanding and knowledge of family violence and to acquire the skills required to respond to disclosures of family violence appropriately and confidently,
  • An improved workplace culture that rejects violence against women and supports an end to family violence within our communities.


Alina Thomas (CEO, Engender Equality) is a sought-after spokesperson on family violence and gender inequality in Tasmania. With insight and expertise, Alina delivers an impassioned, thought-provoking, and motivational keynote address.


We tailor our material to meet your needs. We are dedicated to helping the community prevent and respond to family violence. We welcome opportunities to address topics like:

  • Changing community attitudes to prevent family violence
  • Gender issues, workplace culture and family violence
  • How to work with clients affected by family violence
  • Working in a family violence framework, including family violence risk assessment, safety planning and trauma-informed care
  • Understanding coercive control and the dynamics of family violence
  • Gender inequality and social justice

“Thanks to Engender Equality for a professional and comprehensive coverage of coercive control and how it underpins domestic violence relationships. It’s a deep rooted, underground, and high-risk problem. If more service providers fully understood coercive control, they may be better equipped to help domestic and family violence survivors to achieve fair outcomes and freedom from the perpetrator. I am looking forward to your next series of training.”

– Karen Hind, Founder of Recall Technologies

We prioritise inclusivity and support in all training sessions, recognising the potentially distressing nature of the content. Our facilitators, with extensive training experience, employ various techniques to engage participants while maintaining focused and inclusive discussions. Engender Equality emphasises practical strategies to facilitate engagement, inclusion, and participant well-being.


From small groups to large audiences, our education and training is suitable for:

  • Workplace training
  • Corporate events and conferences
  • Clubs and community events
  • Frontline service providers


Our training and education packages are designed and led by experienced and qualified educators and facilitators. Engender Equality’s educators and facilitators have extensive experience working within the family violence sector in both response and prevention spheres and are informed by professional expertise and the lived experience of victim-survivors of family violence we work with every day.

Unlocking Expertise

We extend our commitment to addressing family and gender-based violence by offering specialised Clinical Supervision services. We understand the critical role practitioners play in supporting individuals affected by family violence, and we’re here to enhance your practice.

At Engender Equality, we recognize the complexities of family violence practice and the need to understand violence through a critical analysis of power and gendered lens.. Our Clinical Supervision services are designed to empower practitioners from diverse organisations, providing a confidential and supportive space to critically reflect on and refine their work.

Who Can Benefit?

Our Clinical Supervision services are open to practitioners across various roles, including:

  • Social Workers
  • Case Workers
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Support Workers
  • Allied Health Professionals

How to Get Started

If you are passionate about enhancing your family violence practice and incorporating an analysis of power and gendered lens, our Clinical Supervision services are here to support you. Contact us to discuss your needs and embark on a journey of professional development and excellence.

Engender Equality is available to assist Tasmanian workplaces to develop family violence policies, apply a gendered lens to their diversity and inclusion activities, and elevate gender equality. Combining high-level qualifications with professional insights our Gender Consultants offer a range of services including:

  • Gender analysis for workplaces and sporting groups
  • Developing gender considerate policies and practices
  • Improving the inclusion of all genders in leadership, decision making, and strategic development
  • Promoting workplace safety for women, non-binary, and transgender people
  • Increasing women’s participation in leadership and decision making