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Monday
Jun082015

One in Three Campaign launches Respectful Relationship poster series for young males

One in Three has produced a series of seven free digital poster designs aimed at educating boys and young men about respectful and healthy relationships. Covering issues such as sexual abuse/unwanted sex, social abuse/isolation and physical and emotional abuse, the posters aim to encourage young males not to accept unhealthy or abusive behaviours in their relationships. If the posters are to be used in a co-ed (mixed sex) context, we would expect that other posters be displayed giving similar messages to girls and young women. There are many such posters available from other organisations.

The posters are available as high-resolution PDF files in A3 size, in 7 designs. They are ready to download, print off and display at your school or service.

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Design 5 Design 6
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Reader Comments (10)

These are incredible posters! Here in the USA we have an epidemic of female guards and teachers sexually assaulting very young students and Juvenile detainees (15 year olds). It might be fodder for another poster.

I am completing a rape article for teacher's raping boys for the NCFM. May I submit it to your site?

June 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTim Patten

I actually think some of these posters do more harm than good. They make male issues seem petty. They bastardize terms like domestic violence. Far more than 1 in 3 victims of family violence are male. It's that 1 in 3 victims of SEVERE (like, hospital severe) family violence are men. But these posters make it seem like we're talking about slaps.

Similarly, calling attention to "unwanted sex" is petty when we have such terrifying "made to penetrate" statisics.

June 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

Thank you! I watched a friend being controlled by his wife for years. She limited his friends (and female friends were NOT allowed at all), his time with his family, and was apparently physically abusive. He was beaten by her badly on a couple of occasions. Did I mention he was a 6'3" Marine combat arms soldier? He knew what would happen if he hit back. He didn't think anyone would ever believe him.

June 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoe S.

I applaud your fine work -- simple (in the best senses of that term) without being simplistic -- and well-done in a way that will draw in under-informed people and help them want to know more.

If I may offer a thought, at some future time I'd welcome seeing a series aimed at police officers, child welfare officials, and family courts. Together they constitute a self-perpetuating, self-interested axis of institutionalized abuse. It's time for them to begin to feel a subtle but growing sense that times are a'changing.

June 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLastango

This... Yes, totally this. You know, I really appreciate you doing this. Honestly, I do. It is time this issue was discussed, without a bunch of people snickering or thinking it's not a big deal. Too often we as a society forget that men's rights are human rights, that men have problems even from infancy such as male genital mutilation, as well as adult problems like being unable to see your children after a failed relationship. We often times forget that men can also suffer from domestic violence, including sexual abuse. Hell, we even forget at times that men are people too. It's acts of awareness and a desire to try and solves problems for everyone and also improve the quality of life for everyone that give me faith in humanity again. Again, I want you to know that I truly do appreciate what you're doing here - and I'm sure the male victims of domestic violence, whether it comes in a physical, emotional, verbal, or yes, even sexual form feel the same way. Thank you once again - you really are doing a great things for humanity here. I hope that what's been done here can help spread awareness for this problem. Thank you so much.

June 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLink

I Iove this!

A campaign like this has been sorely lacking for too long.

I tip my cap to you all at 1IN3.

June 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeclan Lyons

Way to go! Awesome posters. I wish they were on every bus and subway, and had positive network news recognition.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterReason

Thank you

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterR

And there is yet this other thing. The most perfidious of all of them.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMensch und Recht

@Dennis

It's the fact that people still think of "unwanted sex" as "petty" that makes that poster so important. Unwanted sex and slapping may not be as physically damaging as being punched or penetrated, but the emotional damage is still there. And what's the suicide rate amongst young men?

How about we stop treating things as "just a slap" and realising that physical assault goes beyond the actual assault itself. Unwanted sex, being slapped, being verbally abused - that's all doing emotional harm to males which stereotypically need to "man up, don't be such a little girl you sook!"

So they don't deal with it. They bottle it up. And then one night they drive their car at 90kms into a tree.

July 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

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