Research has found that gender-based violence can be prevented by fostering positive attitudes towards gender equality. R4Respect is a unique peer-to-peer domestic violence prevention and education initiativedeveloped by Youth and Family Service (YFS). The model is collaborative, positioning young people to promote respectful relationships messages among their peers in group settings and online. YFS and Griffith University conducted a process evaluation of the first year of activity of the initiative, finding positive results among both the young peer educators themselves, who developed skills and confidence, and the young people they connected with – for example, an evaluation survey found that 89.5% of participating high school students believed the program had given them a better understanding of respectful relationships and domestic violence. Read more about the initiative.