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New resources to support young people to develop positive, equal and respectful relationships

July 23, 2019 / Our Watch media team

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Our Watch has developed a suite of new practitioner and educator resources, tools and information to support people who work with young Australians.

Research into young people’s attitudes to violence against women shows the need for greater awareness around respect, consent and non-physical forms of abuse.

The recent National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) Youth report found that young people hold some concerning attitudes towards violence against women.

Our Watch supports young people to develop healthy relationships and to reject violence through The Line, a long-term social marketing initiative.

The Line enables young people to reflect on and discuss what’s okay and what’s not when it comes to sex, dating and relationships, and identify what ‘crossing the line’ looks like.

The new content for practitioners and educators covers themes from sexting and image-based abuse to gender stereotypes and the pressure to ‘man-up’.

It includes practical guidance and activities to support people to safely and effectively promote equal and respectful relationships in working with young people.

Complementing the new content, Our Watch has also developed a new practitioner and educator resource library, which includes Australian and international research, handbooks, websites, posters and videos.

The Line is an initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

To view the new practitioner and educator resources, tools and information, visit The Line.

Find out more about our work to end violence against women in Australia.

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