Young people gathered at parliament to call for teaching about respect. Photo: WelCom
Catholic school students joined hundreds of young people at parliament grounds on Monday 13 March to call for full respect for one another, respect aimed at allowing every person to live in freedom and safety in society at large. Students from Wellington’s colleges and universities and other young adults gathered in solidarity calling for respect for both women and men and for the compulsory teaching at secondary schools about consent and human rights. The demonstration was organised as a collective protest and a call for change about the disrespectful attitudes to women and men that still exist in society and have, most recently, been highlighted through the inappropriate use of social media.