Respectful relationships: Resources for Yolŋu women and girls

Explore the first of our examples of local practice with this focus on what schools and communities are doing in north-eastern Arnhem land with resources designed with and for Yolŋu people. Find videos, a teacher guide, advice for non-Indigenous people working in community and a series of radio plays in Yolŋu Matha.

Ngukurr school video

This five-minute music video was made by students from the Ngukurr School in Katherine to promote respect for women, for culture and for kinship groups and to break the silence about violence against women and girls.


Changing the picture: Preventing violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children is a national resource with a set of clear actions designed to address the many drivers of violence against women.


This 2015 report Reducing violence against women and their children describes some of the barriers to changing behaviours and attitudes with sections pertaining to Aboriginal men and women.


Classroom resources

Find resources designed to be used with students from one or more Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities. Your local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community is the best source of advice about the most suitable resources to use with your students.

Respectful relationships education uses a strengths-based approach with all students. It is about capacity building, which involves:

  • building relationships
  • valuing difference
  • acknowledging strengths
  • participating in collaboration
  • being able to recover from adversity.

Explore classroom resources that utilise this approach.