Education & Training

Education and training providers are uniquely positioned to have a wide scope of power and influence on young people and their connections within society.

Their attitudes, behaviours and experience of the world in relation to equality and respect can be challenged and positively reinforced when their education/training provider models equality and respect in the way it operates on a daily basis, and the expectations it sets for its students.

Research into the impacts of gender equality on young people shows they are particularly concerned about the damaging impact of rigid gender stereotypes, the problem of sexual objectification – including on body image and self-confidence – and about sexual violence, victim blaming and sexting.

Challenging gender stereotypes can positively shape attitudes, behaviours, and choices – which is a key building block in Respect 2040 vision for a safe and respectful community for all.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

EFFECTIVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES
Ending workplace sexual harassment: A resource for small, medium and large employers
This resource will help employers create healthy and safe workplaces in which all women and men are able to work without fear of sexual harassment.

CONSENT EDUCATION
Best practice in consent education
Consent education among young people is an important strategy for the prevention and reduction of sexual violence. Consent education is one form of ‘respectful relationships’ or ‘healthy relationships’ education. This website provides an overview of the most effective programs and good practice in violence prevention education.

SEXUAL ASSUALT PREVENTION
Framing Best Practice: National standards for the primary prevention of sexual assault through education
The purpose of the National Sexual Assault Prevention Education Research Project (SAPE) was to identify best or promising practice models for doing sexual assault prevention education in the Australian context. This report provides a comprehensive discussion of the research underpinning the framework.

RESPECT AND EQUALITY IN TAFE
Change the Story in TAFE
Respect and Equality in TAFE outlines a step-by-step process to support TAFEs in preventing violence against women. Free, evidence-based tools and resources are available on this site to guide your TAFE’s progress towards gender equality.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Gender Equality Act
The Gender Equality Act requires higher education settings to fulfil a range of obligations to promote gender equality in their workplace, programs and policies.

WORKPLACE EQUALITY AND RESPECT STANDARDS
Workplace Equality and Respect Standards
The Workplace Equality and Respect Standards set the goals that workplaces must achieve to address gender inequality and prevent violence against women. These standards will guide workplaces through a comprehensive organisational change process, highlighting what needs to be done to create change in the three key areas of leadership, strategy and norms and practices

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH
Respectful Relationships: A Resource Kit for Victorian Schools
The Respectful Relationships whole-school approach recognises that schools are a workplace, a community hub and a place of learning. Everyone involved in the school community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally.

SEXUAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Achievement Program: Healthy Schools Program
Sexual Health and Wellbeing is about ensuring that all staff and students have access to appropriate education and resources on healthy relationships, confidence and healthy sexual behaviour. School policies about sexual health and wellbeing should reflect diversity and be inclusive of the whole school community.

ADDRESSING AND PREVENTING SEUAL ASSUALT AND HARASSMENT IN UNIVERSITIES
RESPECT. NOW. ALWAYS. 10 point action plan
The Respect. Now. Always. initiative builds on work done by individual universities in Australia over many years. It seeks to:

  • raise awareness of sexual assault and sexual harassment and lift the visibility of support services for students;
  • obtain data to guide further improvement in university policies and services; and

assist universities to share global best practice resources across the sector

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE
LGBTIQ Inclusive Language Guide
The LGBTIQ inclusive language guide is for Victorian Public Sector employees. It explains how to use language respectfully and inclusively when working with and referring to LGBTIQ people. By using inclusive language, we demonstrate respect in both our workplaces and in developing and delivering policies, programs and services for all Victorians.

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING
Framing Masculinities Message Guide
This message guide contains recommendations that will help you have more productive conversations about masculine stereotypes in Australia. The primary users of this guide will be people working to challenge unhealthy attitudes and patterns of behaviour that stem from adherence to traditional forms of masculinity, and who aim to shape healthier norms and behaviours for Australian men and boys.

COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide
This guide has been produced to support communications and engagement in primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE
Words at Work
Language is a powerful tool for building inclusion at work. It can be used to create a sense of being valued, respected and one of the team (included) or of being under-valued, disrespected, and an ‘outsider’ (excluded). This Guide is a starting point for learning about inclusive language and communication.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

ACTIVE BYSTANDER GUIDE
Take action: Empowering bystanders to act on sexist and sexually harassing behaviours
This resource has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

INCREASING GIRLS’ PHYSICAL LITERACY IN SCHOOL
Physically Literate Girls
Physical literacy is lifelong holistic learning acquired and applied in movement and physical activity contexts. A physically literate person is able to draw on their integrated physical, psychological, social and cognitive capabilities to support health promoting and fulfilling movement and physical activity.

Schools need to specifically address the barriers, challenges and needs facing some girls and create opportunities to address their needs, goals and aspirations. This guide provides schools with successful activities that can support girls in physical literacy.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION
Sexuality teaching programs
It is important that sexuality education programs are included in primary, secondary and special schools and are developmentally appropriate.

The most effective sexuality education programs utilise a whole-school learning approach. When school leaders and teachers adopt such an approach, they view student learning in the context of the whole experience of being at school, that is, in the classroom, in the school environment, in the way a school responds to critical incidents and in the kinds of partnerships a school forms with the local community.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS
Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships
Respectful Relationships is an initiative to support schools and early childhood education settings promote and model respect and equality. These age-appropriate resources support curriculum delivery and include lesson plans and activities that help students learn and practice social skills and apply them in a positive way to learning, life and relationships.

EARLY YEARS
Respectful Relationship in the Early Years
These tools have been collated to assist early childhood services to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence based whole service approach to respectful relationships education

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP
Project O
Project O is a prevention initiative driving change for young women in rural, regional and high needs communities. Through this primary prevention program young women develop new skills and resilience, equipping them to drive attitudinal change in their community, challenge entrenched gender inequality and help prevent the normalisation of family violence. It builds gender equality locally through grassroots action, highlighting the leadership of young women and their potential to be change makers.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Youth in Action for Gender Equality
UN Women’s Youth Plan of Action (2019 – 2021) seeks to empower young women and young men through an intergenerational, intersectional approach, focusing on shifting social norms, supporting policy change, fostering girls’ leadership and amplifying their voices through effective partnerships.

YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Yerp – our online toolkit for youth participation
Youth participation is actively involving young people in decision-making processes. The concept is related to ideas of citizenship, personal development, and involvement in society. Yerp is a comprehensive info package to assist organisations in getting started with youth participation.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

Email info@respect2040.com
Phone 03 5500 5490

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We proudly acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first peoples, Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands and waters on which this work occurs. We acknowledge and respect the wisdom, living culture and unique role that Aboriginal people hold, and saw them thrive for thousands of years. We also acknowledge the ongoing leadership role of the Aboriginal community on gender equality and the prevention of violence against women. As First Peoples, our Aboriginal communities are best placed to determine their own culturally appropriate path to gender equality.

We acknowledge the support of the State Government of Victoria Office for Women - Free from Violence Women’s Health Service Capacity Building Fund.