We all know that education for all is a fundamental human right – but what has it got to do with violence against women? Well, quite a lot actually. Education and training play a significant role in changing harmful and discriminatory gender stereotypes that promote or condone violence against women. In Bayside 67% of males have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) compared to only 63% of females.
An educated society is reflective of greater gender equality. Educated women are more likely to be able to attain greater levels of leadership both formally and in our communities. It not only makes economic sense, but educated women and girls also benefit entire societies through the improved health and education of their families. Gender stereotypes and attitudes can have a big impact on our community, including our children as the video below highlights.