Too many people are harmed every year by sexual assault and relationship violence. Respect Week gives us a chance to talk together openly about relationships – the good, the bad and the ugly.
If we understand what respect looks like, feels like and sounds like for each other, we can have better friendships and happier relationships.
Join a drop-in online info session during Respect Week to participate.
How can I get involved?
To be involved, you can:
- attend an online 'drop-in' session with one of our event partners (see below)
- check out VU’s free Respect and Responsibility online training
- sign up for a free workshop in the Learning Hub on Being an Active Bystander for Gender Equality (3.30-5.30pm 14 September or 2-4pm 23 September)
- email [email protected] or [email protected].
Respect Week Online: program of events
Select the session times to register
Monday 6 September
- 10.30–11.00am – Find out about the Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault from one of their counsellors.
- 1.30–2.00pm – Chat with Respect and Responsibility. Come and do a fun quiz about our online training – win prizes!
Tuesday 7 September
- 1.00–1.30pm – What does Inclusion and Engagement do at VU? Drop in and hear about support for students and staff with diverse backgrounds and identities.
- 3.00–3.30pm – Get sex-positive info and resources from Women’s Health West’s Sexual and Reproductive Health team.
Wednesday 8 September
- 11.30am–12.00pm – Chat with Safer Community. What are your options if you witness or experience harassment, discrimination or stalking at VU?
- 4.00–6.00pm – Panel event: It’s Time to Talk About Gendered Violence.
Featuring guest speakers from CASA House, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and Shelley Hewson-Munro, VU lecturer and expert in developing programs that engage men as allies. Presented by VU Final Year Social Work students and VUSU.
Thursday 9 September
- 3.00–4.00pm – Women’s Health Chat with the University Health Advisor Jo Brandenburg. No question too big or too small!
- 7.30–10.00pm – Film Screening: ‘Moxie’: Directed by Amy Poehler of Mean Girls fame, the film tells the story of shy 16-year-old Vivian, who publishes an anonymous zine criticising sexist behaviour and misogyny at her high school after becoming inspired by her mum's feminist roots. Presented by the VUSU Women’s Department as part of the Be a Better Human campaign. First 25 students that sign up get FREE donuts!