Be The Hero! is an innovative, web-based violence prevention program for young men. It has been conceived, designed and produced by the Victorian Women’s Trust.
The program encourages young men to build respectful relationships with women and choose to live a life free of violence.
The website content has been designed for small groups of boys and young men – led by a male group leader or teacher – over at least four sessions.
Our aim is to have boys and men all over Australia knowing that this program exists and accessing it as an important tool in building respectful relationships.
As part of their Respect for Women program, reigning National Rugby League premiers Melbourne Storm formalised a partnership with the Victorian Women’s Trust in 2010 to implement the Be The Hero! program with their Under 18 players.
The Victorian Women’s Trust hosted the Storming Against Violence Week of Action in 2012 to provide a platform to engage the wider community in a dialogue around violence prevention and to highlight the key role men can play in reducing violence against women and children.
Originally developed by the Victorian Women’s Trust, Be The Hero! workshops are now facilitated by violence prevention educator Nirodah. To organise a workshop for your school email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are a series of assets from the Be The Hero! premier event.
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