Sign the petition for compulsory respectful relationships programs in schools.
Let's stop violence before it happens.
Our schools can help end the family violence epidemic by teaching young people healthy relationship skills and by making sure that as workplaces and public institutions they are modelling respectful relationships and gender equality in everything they do.
But they need further government funding and support to do this.
Sign the petition calling on state and federal politicians for compulsory programs teaching respectful relationships skills in all schools across all age groups.
We need to address the cultural issues that cause family violence well before they become a serious problem, including:
- Gender inequality – the fact that women and men do not have equal power or resources and that their voices, ideas and work are not valued in the same way.
- Rigid adherence to gender roles – for example, the idea that women and men should act in certain ways or are better at certain things based on their sex.
- Attitudes, norms, behaviours and practices that support violence – for example, the idea that violent acts are ok in certain circumstances, the idea that some violent acts are not serious and that violence is a normal way of resolving conflict.
The Never Alone campaign wants compulsory programs teaching respectful relationships skills in all schools.
Through a whole of school, comprehensive approach, with new curriculum guidance, education programs and professional development for teachers and other school staff we can create more equal and respectful school cultures.
Call on Federal and State politicians
For compulsory programs teaching respectful relationships skills in schools