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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


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ANROWS hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


Respectful relationships education: A program for school-aged children and young people aged 14 to 25 years

This practice guide is aimed at supporting peer educators in delivering respectful relationships education.  

With support from ANROWS, R4Respect translated the results of an evaluation of their peer-to-peer education program into this practice guide. The resource is aimed at supporting youth educators and includes a gender-based guiding framework, facilitation guidelines and workshop content. The guide can also be used in community and youth organisations, schools, and other settings where young people can be educated about what constitutes healthy and respectful relationships.

The resource also includes:

  • an overview of respectful relationships education and the R4Respect program
  • more information about the ANROWS-funded evaluation of R4Respect
  • facilitation guidelines including advice on how to model behaviours and manage disclosures
  • detailed content for two 2-hour workshops including aims and outcomes, key messages and group activities.

The guide originated from the ANROWS-funded action research project “Young people as agents of change in preventing violence against women”. Researchers from Griffith University, YFS Ltd and the Ruby Gaea Sexual Assault Service in Darwin carried out an evaluation of R4Respect’s program during 2018.



Suggested citation

Pascua, R., Khokhar, B., Saeed, N., Uwineza, J., & Taukolo, A. (2019). R4Respect: Respectful Relationships Peer Education Guide. YFS Ltd.

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