Who We Are
The Respect Campaign is founded by a group of changemakers who felt compelled with the recent wave of protests around the world to take action. How is that civil behaviour towards others appears to be being eroded?
What was the solution? For Belinda Kheir and Kathie Melocco it is all about Respect. Both mothers, and calling on their collective life experience, Belinda in Humanology, Employer Branding and Digital Transformation and Kathie in PR and Marketing brought together the organisations they volunteer with to build the campaign. This is a pro bono project and everyone volunteers their time when they are able to do so.
It is also an online self help group who work to overcome the devastating impact of cyber abuse on people’s lives by privately reaching out to others who are impacted and may simply just need a caring friend to talk with. Being nice to others is all about caring.
The Campaign is a grassroots movement building program and aims to partner with organisations who celebrate cultural diversity, whilst working towards a uniform code of respectful conduct towards all beings. At work. At home. At play.
How We Work
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meet our team
We are changemakers passionate about healthy, happy and respectful workplaces. Work is such an important part of our lives, do your bit and talk to us about how to embed The Respect Campaign in your workplace.
Kathie Melocco is a multi award winning PR & Digital Marketing practitioner. She has lead major change and advocacy campaigns across Breast Health, Child Protection, Gender Equality and now is turning her attention to ensuring as a community we remember the importance of respect in our daily interactions particularly online. We are not anonymous online. Kathie believes healthy, happy, safe workplaces are a right not an exception and we must all play our part. She says the workplace is now blurred and the Internet is a vital part of that work space. Online and offline dimensions of cyberhate are very real and dangerous.
Cyberhate destroys careers, livelihoods and an individual’s health. It is an occupational health and safety issue and must be addressed and it is whole of society problem requiring input from lawmakers, the police, government agencies, community, mums and dads. We cannot do this alone.
A cyberhate survivor herself, Kathie draws from real-life stories and research from academics and experts to give an in-depth look at how the rise in online shaming is affecting our way of life, at work, at home and at play and, stripping society of both compassion and privacy.
A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity down; a disgruntled work colleague can destroy a career and for many, harassment leads to isolation, depression, even suicide.
Kathie offers real discussion on how to prevent and protect against our culture’s growing lack of empathy and common sense. She offers tips for reclaiming your personal brand if you have been impacted by cyberbullying and cyberhate. Part of restoration is reclaiming your own sense of dignity and self respect.
Kathie is the winner of the United Nations Award for Communicating Priority Issues.
Belinda Kheir has over 18 years of experience in Human Resources, Management and Consultancy working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups and NFP’s. She says, “Respect is a core foundation of all human interactions and, with society operating in such a fast manner these days, basic, respectful interactions are too often forgotten’. People need to be reminded of this. Belinda is driven to put the ‘R’ back into the lives of employs and employers alike, globally.
What's in it for you?
Do you want to WORK in organizations committed to treating employees, customers, and the communities they serve with respect—regardless of position, level, or title?
Do you want our children to LEARN, attend schools, and participate in youth programs where they are treated with respect—free from the threat of bullying, stereotyping, or violence?
Do you want to PLAY sports and do you want our children to play sports where respect for others are foundational building blocks both on and off the field?
Then Join Us. We can’t wait to welcome you onboard.
How are we funded?
We Are a Social Enterprise. Not a Charity.
Charities certainly play an important role in society, however, they rely heavily on donations and government funding to carry out their work. Corporate businesses on the other hand, who turnover millions every year, often lack the commitment to demand a social return on investment.
Imagine if you could combine the social footprint of a charity with the commercial principals that underpin good business? What would you end up with?
It’s called Social Enterprise. And this is what we’re building! Our profits from Virtual Summits, Workshops and more will be invested back into social causes. Visit our first pledge – to the people of Bangladesh, where we’re helping workers stay safe at work.