White Ribbon’s Breaking the Silence Program is unique within prevention education in Australia. In driving attitudinal and behavioural change with young people across primary and secondary schools (8-18 years), Breaking the Silence works to enhance respectful relationship education to prevent the perpetration of violence against women and girls. The program is suited to both primary and secondary schools and takes the unique White Ribbon approach of facilitating and enhancing respectful relationships within the school culture, filtering in to class-room activities and engaging students in learning and experiencing respectful relationships.
The White Ribbon Campaign provides the scaffolding and platform to embed sustainable culture change within school communities. It is contextualized based upon the school’s community, resources and place in the culture change journey, and adaptable to the cultural sensitivities of the school.
- Why is this issue so important for schools?
- The Breaking the Silence Program Model
- The Breaking the Silence Program Evaluation
- A "Whole of School" Approach to Culture Change
- Breaking the Silence Program Information Flyer
- What is involved? - A Program Overview
- Workshop Facilitators
A message from Andrew O'Keefe
Chair, White Ribbon Foundation
A message from Dr Phil Lambert,
Regional Director of Schools, Sydney Region NSW Department of Education and Communities