Women are your equals. Treating them that way is good for everyone. Men who treat women as equals have less stress and are healthier and happier. They have more peaceful relationships, and they give their daughters a better start in life.
Here’s how you begin:
Respect women as your equals and appreciate their strengths. We don’t all have to be the same to be just as good.
Do your bit to make sure women have a fair share of power and resource in your workplace and community. We know that there’s more violence towards women in places where they don’t have equal power.
Check in – are you treating women the same as you would men? Do you use the same words and names for both? You might need to get feedback from women – listen to what that says about your behaviour.
Turn it back on yourself - If someone is treated differently simply because of their gender, they’re probably not being treated as an equal. Would you like to be treated like that?
Find more info in the ‘Power of Behaviour’ section of the Respectful Relationship Toolbox.