Respectful Relationships School Curriculum for the ACT

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ACT needs to implement a school curriculum designed to promote racial and gender equality, respectful relationships and good mental health. 

Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual harrasment, low self-esteem and mental health issues are overly prevalent in society. "We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are lived across the school community, and when classroom learning is reinforced by what is modelled in our school community." (Victoria State Government) Hence, ACT should implement a program which includes a "whole-school approach [which] recognises that schools are a workplace, a community hub and a place of learning," and that "everyone involved in [the] school community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally." (Victoria State Government)