Love, Honour and Respect is the education arm of the Loving Heart Foundation Australia. We aim to provide teens and adults with clear and accurate information on: sexual harassment; sexual assault; and dating, gender and domestic violence, which can hopefully lead to reducing the aforementioned.  This information, in isolation, is not enough to end all forms of violence. However, when used in conjunction with a community effort, violence can be eradicated.

The Loving Heart Foundation Australia is a non-government, not-for-profit private organisation that has commenced in NSW, Australia and will expand nationwide as it grows. It is committed to the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence from intimidation and harassment to domestic violence and sexual assault.  We firstly work to enhance safety and provide awareness so that date rape, rape and domestic violence will not occur.  However, if domestic violence is not able to be stopped, we provide emergency accommodation so that women can leave a violent relationship safely. We also aim to also provide work for the women we assist.  Once a woman is safely away from harm, we can provide education so that she never has to return to the same kind of situation again.

Then we aim to provide justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by supporting and building upon the services provided by the network of local programs available everywhere. To learn more about what we do, visit our website at www.lovingheartfoundationaustralia.org

You can make a difference for teens and adults in your community if you practice the things you learn from our site by speaking out against violence and by reporting any abuse, harassment, disrespect or date rapes that you see or experience yourself. Start by educating yourself and your community by listening to or reading the information that you find on our website. Then share the information with friends, family, teachers, coaches, mentors and community members so that they too can speak out against all forms of violence and abuse.

Don’t be a passive bystander. Get involved by promoting public awareness activities to highlight the issue within your schools, workplaces and community. Your active involvement in reaching and teaching women of all ages, from children to teens to adults, is a critical first step to ending the violence!

For Teens and Young Adult Women:

Dating violence, like domestic violence, is a pattern of controlling, and abusive behaviours of one person over another within a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse. It can occur in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. It knows no boundaries and crosses all lines of race, socio-economic status, etc. It CAN happen to ANYONE.

If you are a teen or young adult who has experienced dating or sexual abuse, and you want to seek advice or counseling about it, Lifeline offers a telephone counseling service on 1800 737 732 where you can talk to someone who can advise you what can be done about the situation.  You may need help from the police and other such officers. Please do not hesitate to call if you feel you need help.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the New South Wales Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463