A whole school approach to respectful relationships education

Respectful relationships education (RRE) is the comprehensive approach to the primary prevention of gender-based violence in schools. Schools are both education institutions and workplaces that generate universal change to address the drivers of violence against women.

The extensive work of RRE practitioners in Victoria, Australia, and internationally has provided a sound evidence base for working effectively to prevent gender-based violence in schools. 

The evidence reveals that a whole school approach is themost important component in RRE (Department of Education and Training, 2014).

A whole school approach is about embedding systemic change across the entire school through policy, practice, procedures, staffing, environment, leadership and culture, as well as within the classroom.

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