New cam­paign aims at pre­vent­ing youth violence

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

TEENAGERS are the tar­get of a new cam­paign against do­mes­tic violence which aims to pre­vent young peo­ple from en­gag­ing in vi­o­lent be­hav­iour to­wards women.

The Youth Say No web­site was launched by the State Gov­ern­ment on White Rib- bon Day last week.

It aims to em­power young peo­ple to chal­lenge at­ti­tudes that foster violence against women and to de­velop re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ships.

Re­search shows that one in four young peo­ple aged 12 to 24 have at­ti­tudes that put young men at risk of per­pe­trat­ing, ex­cus­ing or tol­er­at­ing violence against women.

Child Pro­tec­tion Min­is­ter He­len Mor­ton said the cam­paign was de­vel­oped to help young peo­ple recog­nise un­ac­cept­able at­ti­tudes and be­hav­iours, fam­ily and do- mes­tic violence, dat­ing violence and to also teach them how to sup­port a friend if they were be­ing abused.

“I en­cour­age young peo­ple to al­ways speak out,” she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.dcp.wa.gov.au.

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