Respect is… what does a respectful relationship look like?

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, it is important to understand what respect is and acknowledge that it is a fundamental part of all healthy relationships.  

As part of the 16 Days of Activism, Respect Victoria is running a campaign, ‘Call it out’ (Respect is). 

The following ‘Stories of Respect’ videos demonstrate the steps being taken toward promoting equality and how breaking down stereotypes can benefit both men and women. 

Adjunct Professor Katrina Nankervis, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, says that choosing to lead with respect in our relationships, workplaces and our community is an important way we can promote equality.

“We encourage you to view these videos and understand what you can do in your own relationships to make positive contributions to our community,” Katrina says.

James and Thomas 

https://youtu.be/56cwvLg0bhs 

Ed and Meaghan 

https://youtu.be/_P55sXSTAO0 

Mufaro and Kobe 

https://youtu.be/4CHcc_Kgcgc 

What can I do?  

As healthcare workers, our response to those experiencing family violence can have a significant impact on their health and safety.  

By building our ability to identify and respond to family violence, we can make a real difference. 

Join us for an important discussion on respectful relationships 

Join us on Wednesday 7 December for an important discussion on ‘Respectful Relationships at work and home’.  

We will be joined by Dr Naomi Pfitzner, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University and Dr Ashlee Linck, Gender Equity Lead – Organisational Development and Learning, People & Culture, Monash Health.  

Our experts will discuss what is required to build respectful relationships, the relationship between inequality and gendered violence and explore the actions we can take to drive positive change. 

Event details  

  • Wednesday 7 December 2022 
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm  

This event will be hosted online via Webex.   

Update your knowledge 

There are education and training options that can support your role. These include: 

  • Family violence workplace response: supporting our employees 
  • Information sharing schemes – clinical education 
  • Family violence sensitive practice (victim survivor) – clinical education 
  • Family violence intermediate practice (victim survivor) – clinical education 

Enrolments are available through LATTE.

Further support is available  

We have resources and support available to ensure you can identify, respond and provide advice to help keep people safe.  

Approved by: Katrina Nankervis/Jo Begbie 



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