Charles Sturt University will provide training to Wagga City Council as part of the university's efforts to create an inclusive community, starting with major workforces in the city.
CSU will deliver a three-hour training session on November 8 to council managers and the executive team.
It is part of the university's workplace gender equity strategy 2018-2022 and has already been delivered to 160 staff and 100 residential advisors.
" ... we are driven to be leaders in gender equity in our sector and the regions in which our campuses are located," Nicholas Steepe, equity and diversity project manager, said.
Council's equity project manager Maryna Bilousova said in order to build equal and inclusive workplaces, traditional gender roles need to be challenged.
She said when stereotyping, disrespect and gender inequality exists, the risk of violence against women is increased.
"If you are not aware of what is leading to the behaviour, you can't challenge these behaviours if they are exhibited by your family or colleagues," Ms Bilousova said.
"Charles Sturt has the opportunity to influence a younger generation of people.
"Council is leading the DV Project 2650 in the community so if the knowledge starts at council, it could cascade down through the community."
Education will be the greatest defence in eradicating this behaviour, which is one of the aims of the council's the DV Project 2650, according to Ms Bilousova.
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