Youth involvement in the White Ribbon social movement is crucial to ending men’s violence against women. It’s by engaging young Australians that the cycle of violence will be broken and disrespect of women will end.
Behaviours, social skills, relationships and ideas about men, women and gender roles are all formed in adolescence. Exposure to harmful messaging around gender stereotypes sets young people up with harmful views about the ways men and women interact and what’s socially acceptable.
Ending men’s violence against women is an important issue to young Australians. White Ribbon’s Young Ambassadors and Advocates, Youth Advisory Group and Breaking the Silence schools program engage young people in this important issue.