As parents, family members, teachers, coaches, community leaders and employers, we have an important role as influencers of young people.

Without realising it, we can sometimes say and do things that make young people think disrespectful and aggressive behaviours are acceptable.
Gradually, boys and girls start to believe that disrespect is just a normal part of growing up.

We should speak up when someone says or does something that excuses disrespect towards women.

Disrespect and aggression aren’t easy subjects to talk about with young people. Having the confidence to get started can sometimes be the hardest part.

Here you can find some tools to help you have those conversations: