• 6 September 2021, 10:00am to 10 September 2021, 4:00pm
Footscray Park
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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:

Respect Week Online: program of events

Select the session times to register

Monday 6 September

Tuesday 7 September

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!

Through the week: keep your eye on the Student Union Facebook and Instagram pages for Respect-themed giveaways and a special fundraiser!


When: Wednesday 6 October

Time: 10am–4pm AEST

You are invited to be part of an exciting art happening – the painting of a large mural on the external wall of Building M, overlooking the courtyard between Buildings M and P.

The mural painting will be facilitated by Gisela and Bec from the Permesso Collective – the art team who helped VU students create the ‘I Am Stronger than Fear” mural at the Ballarat Road entrance to Building C.

Come along between 10am and 4pm to contribute to this huge, long-lasting message of RESPECT at VU.

‘I Am Stronger than Fear” mural located at VU's Ballarat Road entrance to Building C at Footscray Park campus

Register to paint the RESPECT mural

Email Kate at [email protected] or Fleur at [email protected] if you would like to hold activities at your campus once lockdown is over!

As always, check in via the VU Safe app and have a mask with you at all times. Don’t come on campus if you feel unwell in any way.

If there is another lockdown that affects the mural painting, registered participants will be notified and it will be rescheduled. 

Keep an eye on the VUSU and VU Student Life Facebook and Instagram pages for details:

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