Youth Leadership

Young people in WA collaborated with one of our White Ribbon Committees and the local Women’s Council to implement the Purple Bench Project, the benches honouring the memory of women murdered by their partners and providing information for people experiencing domestic and family violence.

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With Respect: University of the Sunshine Coast

With Respect is dedicated to the prevention of domestic and family violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. The student group from the University of the Sunshine Coast was created for young people and students to have a voice in the prevention of gendered violence.

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Kirrawee High School

Students at Kirrawee High School sought to better understand the issue of domestic violence and how they could make a positive difference for their peers living with violence. This video was written and produced by a group of six students in Year 9, together with Filmpond. *trigger warning*

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Engadine High School

Engadine High School created a White Ribbon Day video in 2017 to showcase their school’s commitment to speaking out against and eliminating violence towards girls and women in their community. *trigger warning*

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Engadine High School

In 2017 and 2018, Engadine High School organised the White Ribbon ‘Out Loud’ Conference, which involved student representatives across local schools who came together to discuss respectful relationships and the issue of domestic violence. The conference was a valuable opportunity for students to lead discussion on concepts covered in their schools and share ideas on additional awareness raising activities they could implement.

If you organised or were involved in a youth led prevention activity, we want to hear about it. Contact us at

Learn more about what primary and secondary school students can do to foster a culture of respect and gender equality in their schools through participation in Breaking the Silence School’s Program.


Breaking the Silence Program

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