TAKE THE PLEDGE NOW
THE PILLARS OF RESPECT
WHAT IS THE RESPECT CULTURAL AWARENESS INITIATIVE?
Valuing our Cultural differences is all about respect. Our Cultural Awareness Initiative provides opportunities to learn about other cultures, faiths, and people of different backgrounds. Begin the journey yourself, or learn with others who share a common interest and make new friends. Create a safe space to ask questions and gain understanding.
We curate and publish Cultural Awareness topics with video links, a reading list, articles, and other information to help develop greater awareness and respect for those different from ourselves. You can find these publications on our Blog page. We encourage you to engage your family, friends, and colleagues in meaningful conversations about building cultural awareness. #respectculturaldifferences
Stop the Violence
Violence invades every part of our lives: our homes, our communities, and even our most intimate relationships. Too much violence affects too many people too often. In Australia, Domestic and Family Violence is at an epidemic proportion. Why? What can we do?
We want to reintroduce the word Respect into all relationships. Mutual Respect: at home, at work, at play and in the community.
Everyone believes they should be treated with respect. Each of us can take the first step of treating others with the respect they deserve.
- CHAMPION violence prevention by turning your words into good deeds. Get involved!
- ADVOCATE for violence prevention. Learn the facts and speak up! See our fact sheet
- DONATE your time, money, or goods to the cause of violence prevention. Volunteer, attend, or support national or local efforts. Make it count! Here are some suggestions.
Stop the Bullying
Bullying happens whenever someone feels they don’t have the power to stop verbal or physical abuse happening to them.
Bullying is caused by a lack of respect not only by the bully, but also by anyone who sees or knows about it and remains silent. That is called the bystander syndrome. That silence contributes to the continuation—and possibly the increase—in harassment.
The effects of bullying can include absences at school or work, a decline in grades, job loss, and long-lasting impact on physical or mental health. What can we do to prevent bullying?
Respect is the answer. Everyone believes they should be treated with respect. Each of us can take the first step of treating others with the respect they deserve.
- CHAMPION bullying prevention by turning your words into good deeds. Get involved!
- ADVOCATE to stop bullying. Learn the facts and speak up! See our fact sheet
- DONATE your time, money, or goods to the cause of bullying prevention. Volunteer, attend, or support national or local efforts. Make it count! Here are some suggestions
Stop the technology abuse
A 2015 study, The Abuse Of Technology in Domestic Violence found that technology was used to isolate, punish and humiliate victims of domestic violence, with experts warning that technology facilitated stalking needs to be treated on a par with physical violence.
Technology effectively enables bullying and domestic violence to occur any way and penetrate the victims workplace, home and of course psychological health.
The duty placed on employers by work health and safety legislation to provide a healthy and safe working environment and safe systems of work imposes the responsibility on employers to ensure not only the physical health of their workers, but also their mental health. This includes ensuring that employees are not exposed to workplace bullying, harassment or discrimination.
While traditional bully victims at least benefited from some sort of reprieve once safely within the confines of home, the cyberbully has constant and instant access to his or her victim and in many cases is capable of retaining his or her anonymity. It is this anonymous, 24/7, intrusive aspect that sets the two forms of bullying apart.
Whilst cyberbullying may be most prevalent amongst the school and university age group, cyberbullying may also occur in the workplace or even in everyday social situations.
DO YOU WANT TO TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT ENOUGH TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW?
Build Cultural Awareness topics help us learn about others to better relate to people different from us. Differences are barriers only when we allow them to be. Do your part to improve interactions with others. These are delivered via our online courses, apps and customised workplace culture books.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN RESPECT ENOUGH TO TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT OTHERS?
Stop The Violence and Prevent Bullying focus is intended to raise awareness about global, national, local issues facing our communities and workplaces, as well as offer actions we can take support others. Do your part to stop violence and prevent bullying.
In 2017 The Respect Campaign with undertake 3 major projects that you are invited to participate in:
1: The 1st Global Virtual Summit To End Bullying,
2: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence and
3: The Power of Women Awards.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING TO PROMOTE RESPECT?
Lead The Way is our approach at highlighting initiatives or actions others are taking to promote respect across geographies, communities, and industries as a reminder that there is good in people, communities, and the world. Do your part by leading the way and sharing how you and others are making our world a better place for ALL to live—with ALL of our differences.
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