The Gender Equity and Justice – Community, Teaching and Learning Project

Be part of the change to end gender-based violence.

Disrespect, gender inequality and gender-based violence are driven by complex social and educational conditions.

At RMIT, we are committed to understanding and challenging these conditions. We aim to embed gender equity in all that we do and ultimately, be part of the solution to end violence.

To do this, we’re putting in place innovative projects that cut across the whole University. These include the Gender Equity and Justice – Community, Teaching and Learning project, informed by the Our Watch Educating for Equality resource (2021).

Social change requires humans to step forward and we need change agents and allies like you from the RMIT community to help!

How to get involved

Keep an eye on the Student events and activities page to find out what we are up to and how to join in.

Want to know more or have questions? Contact us on Gender.Justice@rmit.edu.au

Upcoming events

Gender Justice Barbershop @ RUSU's VE Smoko

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Sep 2022 - 03 Oct 2022
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Join the Gender Justice Barbershop alongside RUSU's VE Smoko event to grab some brekky and a fade.

She Is Not Your Rehab Barbershop

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 06 Oct 2022
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

RMIT's Gender Justice Barbershop will be hosting an evening of fades, trims and spoken word from the She Is Not Your Rehab team.

Working Together With Men

Over two years (to December 2023), the Gender Equity and Justice project will use innovative approaches to respond to and prevent inequality and gender-based violence across our VE and HE communities.

Central to this is the innovative Working Together With Men (WTWM) model.

It is a promising practice approach that engages men in forms of allyship to co-create small scale projects with those most impacted by gender-based violence. The model has been applied successfully and evaluated since 2016.

Shelley Hewson-Munro, RMIT’s Learning and Development Manager – Gender Justice and Men, is one of the original designers of the WTWM model and author of its key resource.

Shelley is a masculinities practitioner, social worker and research investigator in the working with men space.

She has been implementing and supervising several of the model's iterations since 2018 and is a leader in creating unique, feminist-informed projects that both challenge and action men for change.



Photo of a woman smiling at the camera Shelley Hewson-Munro

More information

To learn more about the project, email Gender.Justice@rmit.edu.au

Resources

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.