Band of Brothers

Monday 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Violence against women is a serious and widespread problem throughout the world and in Australia, with enormous individual and community impacts. Here at Mazenod College in our predominantly male community we value the respect and dignity of all people and the issue of violence against women has resonated strongly with the Year Ten cohort. They will lead the school in creating a ‘Band of Brothers’ who aim to;

  • provide awareness about and to prevent violence against women and
  • to promote respectful and non-violent relationships.

On Monday, student leaders in Year Ten will provide information to parents dropping students off at school and then lead staff and their fellow students in joining our ‘Band of Brothers’ by taking an oath to “Stand up, speak out and act to prevent violence against women.” During week seven students can wear their ‘Band of Brothers’ wristband and will have opportunity to reflect on how we can all have a positive impact on ending violence by challenging sexism, harassment, gender inequality and sex discrimination when we see it.

 

Tyrone Tuohy

Head of Year 10