Respectful relationships education

Respectful relationships education

About this topic

Schools are mini communities that play a central role in teaching young people what gender-based violence looks like and how it can be prevented. 

The change we need to prevent gender-based violence can be supported by schools taking a whole of school approach to respectful relationships education. Respectful relationships education is about taking a whole of school approach to primary prevention for the benefit of everyone in your school community. 

Discover respectful relationships education

Respectful relationships education is the holistic approach to the school-based, primary prevention of gender-based violence.  

It uses the education system as a catalyst for generational and cultural change by engaging schools, as both education institutions and workplaces, to comprehensively address the drivers of gender-based violence and create a future free from violence. 

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A whole of school approach

Just like other major social and health issues, such as smoking and drink driving, gender-based violence can be prevented by working across the whole population in many ways. 

Respectful relationships education is about changing the attitudes, behaviours, norms, structures and practices that create the environment in which gender-based violence occurs. 

What's a whole of school approach?

How to take action in your school

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Key resources for respectful relationships education

RRE Toolkit overview

This toolkit supports schools to plan and implement a whole-of-school approach to preventing gender-based violence.

RRE evaluation report horiz

Final evaluation report of a pilot of respectful relationships education in primary schools in Victoria and Queensland.

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  • 12 resources in this collection

This is a collection of recorded webinars on the prevention of violence against women in Australia.

The Line
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The Line campaign aims to help young people have healthy and respectful relationships.

RRE assessment tool generic

Planning tools to help schools record their current practice as well as opportunities for preventing gender-based violence.