#R4Respect

#R4Respect is an education and prevention strategy led by young people in Logan and surrounds to prevent anti-social behaviour and violence. Thirteen #R4Respect Youth Ambassadors have signed up to create and share messages that promote the values, skills and knowledge needed for respectful relationships.

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#R4Respect encourages the whole community to foster healthier relationships among young people. It is widely supported by Logan businesses, organisations, community groups and government departments.

 #R4Respect messages

Through #R4Respect, young people will create messages and share them through digital media like Instagram and Facebook to reach other young people.

Messages will be consistent with national anti-violence campaigns, and will focus on four themes:

  1. We all have the right to be free of abuse and violence.
  2. Respect means being fair and valuing others as equals.
  3. Value diversity. Value culture. Celebrate difference.
  4. Negotiate through disagreements. Don’t hit out.

Components of #R4Respect

This exciting program will incorporate:

  • creative input from young people developing digital strategies and activities to foster respectful relationships
  • peer education for young people
  • public awareness of the #R4Respect messages through media
  • engagement with the wider community to promote respectful relationships.

Outcomes

  • Increased exposure to support young people in Logan to develop respectful relationships
  • Increased public awareness that domestic violence can be reduced through respectful relationships
  • Reduction in domestic violence as public messaging prompts help-seeking behaviour.

Donations

YFS and the R4Respect Youth Ambassadors acknowledge the following companies and organisations for their generous support:

  • Paxton-Hall Lawyers
  • Infoxchange Australia
  • Griffith University
  • QUT Business School
  • National Australia Bank
  • The Fox Hotel
  • Logan City Council
  • Old Mac Toyota
  • Presentation Congregation Queensland

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