Matter of Respect Project
Matter of Respect (MoR) is a community-led collaboration with the Falam Chin and Karen communities in Melbourne East to provide information and resources that challenge gender stereotypes and support gender equality as a key strategy in the primary prevention of family violence.
Melbourne’s Falam Chin and Karen communities are diverse groups, with members having a range of reasons for migration to Australia from Myanmar/Burma. Many have a history of trauma, including persecution by government and state institutions. Eastern Community Legal Centre’s (ECLC) grassroots community connections have been important in building trust and enabling the development of these materials.
MoR has developed videos, posters and postcards on a range of issues related to gender stereotypes, gender equality and the primary prevention of family violence. MoR has also developed and delivered a number of community workshops on relevant topics.
- What is family violence? (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Prevention of family violence (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Role of legal services (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Parenting and family law (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Rights of children and child protection (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Family violence intervention orders (Falam Chin /Karen)
- Strong boys cry posters (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Girls can be as loud as boys posters (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Dads can clean the house posters (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Women can lead posters (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Girls can be any size posters (Falam Chin / Karen)
- Girls can play with cars posters (Falam Chin / Karen)
- All posters (Karen / Falam Chin)
- All postcards (Karen / Falam Chin)
Social media graphics
- Facebook and Twitter graphics
- Instagram graphics
- Consent, sexting and cyberbullying
ECLC has also produced other resources in the Falam Chin and Karen languages on a range of other legal topics. Please contact us for more information on Matter of Respect or ECLC’s other work with multicultural communities.
Matter of Respect is funded by the Victorian Government and supported by local community members throughout Melbourne’s East.