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A tool to map stakeholders


A guide to identify the key stakeholders who will influence or be impacted by your prevention strategy.

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Use this matrix to identify the key stakeholders who will influence or be impacted by your prevention strategy remembering that every sector, institution, organisation, community and individual has a potential role to play in preventing violence against women.

The matrix can also help identify who might be invisible or excluded from a stakeholder mapping process through the inclusion of key questions to assist with making the stakeholder group gender equitable and inclusive.

Consider the level of participation that different stakeholders should have or need to have. Identifying the relationships between you and your stakeholders, and how they will interact with your strategy, will help identify the best methods of communication and consultation with them.

Remember to think about how your work will be connected to broader prevention strategies, at a local, state and territory level and national level. The table below sets out the potential stakeholders for you to think about and key points for you to consider. Refer back to the stakeholder mapping matrix (above) to think about how different stakeholders may influence and impact your strategy.

Consider if some stakeholders would be valuable partners in the work or form part of the governance structure of the initiative. You can then use the stakeholder matrix to map out your key stakeholders and think about the power and interest of different stakeholders. This exercise should encourage reflective prevention practice as you consider the relationships both with and between your stakeholders. Identifying the power and gendered dynamics of the relationships between your various stakeholders and in your own relationships as a practitioner will help identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that will influence the success of your strategy.

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