Changing attitudes

Albert and Logan News: Thursday 30 May 2019

HOW to treat women was the topic of a forum held in Brisbane last week.

Minister for Youth and the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer organised the forum in a big to make people assess their attitudes towards women and each other.

The forum was organised to discuss findings from a Griffith University study conducted with partners Ruby Gaea sexual assault service, Darwin and YFS Ltd, Logan.

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety funded the study which found young people have the power to change other young people’s negative attitudes to violence against women.

YFS chief executive Cath Bartolo said the key to reducing violence towards women is to change attitudes of people when they are young, not after they have established entrenched patterns.

YFS, based on Kingston Road, Logan Central, developed and launched programs to educate about respect. With longer-term funding it launched R4Respect to grow awareness of the behaviours that cross the line into harm.