Respectful Relationships is about creating the social change that’s needed in order to prevent gender-based violence. The aim is to provide students in classrooms the skills and knowledge to address the attitudes, behaviours, structures and practises that have contributed to a society where gender-based violence is the norm. Working together to stop violence before it starts.
A holistic perspective
Ourwatch.org has put together a whole-of-school approach. It recognises that there’s a need for the program to be modelled and practised within the whole school culture. Where schools are not only a learning centre but also as a workplace where all members need to feel safe, empowered, respected and valued.
Addressing 6 key components:
- Teaching and learning
- School culture and environment
- Support for staff and students
- Families and communities
- Professional learning
- Leaderships and commitment
The approach aims to provide the skills and environment to nurture the building of respectful relationships through a safe space and demonstrating appropriate behaviours.