One in three Australian women has experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse at the hands of an intimate partner.
95% of all victims of violence experienced that violence from a male perpetrator.
Imagine what these statistics could look like if all our children were raised to have equal and respectful relationships, and taught to challenge harmful gender stereotypes?
These factsheets have been created to give you the tools you need to have conversations with your son about respectful relationships. Together, we can work towards creating a society where sexual assault and domestic violence no longer exist.
Factsheet 1 - Introduction
Violence against women is not inevitable. By having conversations with your son about what it means to be a man, gender stereotypes, and gendered violence, you can help us shape the attitudes and behaviour of a generation.
Factsheet 2 - Understanding Gender Stereotypes
Together we can change the narrative by challenging limiting ideas about gender, and supporting our children to be who they want to be and to pursue their passions beyond gender stereotypes.
Factsheet 3 - Hints & Tips
These are hints and tips to help you navigate the harder parts of having open and honest conversations with your son about respectful relationships.
Factsheet 4 - Talking about Negative Gender Stereotypes for Boys and Men
You can empower your son to reject unhelpful messages about what it means to be a man by openly talking with him about negative gender stereotypes.
Factsheet 5 - Talking about Consent
Most young men know that 'no' means 'no' - but 22% don't. By having clear and open conversations about consent with your children, you can help challenge the misconceptions that make sexual assault so common.
Factsheet 6 - Talking about Challenging Sexism
By standing up to sexism when we see it, we can all be part of creating a more equal society for women and men.