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Know your J to R on preventing violence against women

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 1 in 3 Australian women has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15. This is a pretty startling statistic to wrap your head around. Quite frankly, this is not good enough. We think education is the key to preventing some of these problems.

Continuing on with our A to Z on preventing violence against women, inspired by resources from Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and Our Watch, we’re looking at ways everyone – regardless of your gender – can be an active bystander, help challenge gender-stereotypes, and promote respect within our classrooms and workplace.


Just don’t laugh at jokes that put women down


Know that gender inequality hurts men, women, and kids


‘Like a girl’ isn’t an insult: don’t use it like one


Make an effort to talk positively about strong and powerful women


Notice when a woman is interrupted or spoken over, and call it out


Oppose stereotypes – they disadvantage all of us


Push yourself to parent equally with your partner


Question what it means to be a ‘good man’


Relearn your history: Google ‘women who changed the world’

Keep an eye on our socials for S -Z and if you missed A-I you can find that here and know, there are confidential services for any UNE students to access. We know this topic can bring forward a range of emotions. We are here to support you.

Our team at Advocacy and Welfare offers confidential support to students! Contact us here.
Student Success also has confidential counselling for students, you can find them here.
Lifeline is also a 24/7 hotline and you can call them on 13 11 14

Download your own copy of the A-Z  here.