This setting includes childcare and early learning centres, and primary and secondary schools, including specialist schools.
Why this setting?
Education settings at every level — early childhood, primary and secondary — have near universal reach to Australian children and young people. Education settings play an important role in the socialisation and development of children and young people.
Shaping positive attitudes and behaviours among children and young people to identify and challenge gender stereotypes and violence-supportive attitudes in their daily lives, the media and popular culture.
Supporting children and young people to build their skills and establish respectful and equal relationships, including by modelling these behaviours.
Skilling up and empowering young people to advocate for gender equality and non-violence and positively influence their peers, as well as future generations.
Things you can do
Classroom activities can enable students to critique gender inequality and violence supportive attitudes and promote respectful relationships. Find here a range of resources supporting primary and secondary classroom activities.
This paper – produced by Our Watch with support from a technical advisory group – aims to support policy makers and education departments in the design, implementation and evaluation of their policy and practice, as they deliver on these welcome commitments.