Throughout March we’re running our International Women’s Day campaign, #RaisingRespect.

We’re asking you, our community, to host a breakfast, morning tea or lunch on International Women’s Day (Wed 8 March) or during the month of March to help us raise respect and raise funds to support women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Respect is the building block of all healthy relationships, we’re all responsible for our own words and actions, and can all contribute to a gender equal world this International Women’s Day.

Host a morning tea to raise respect and support Jenny’s Place this International Women’s Day. It’s easy, let’s get started!


How does Raising Respect create real change for women?

Jenny’s Place have been supporting women and children to break free from the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness in the Hunter for over 45 years. Through our work, one thing is certain – Where there’s respect, there’s safety.

By raising respect through our conversations, understanding and interactions with others, as well as raising funds for Jenny’s Place, we can lead the change to a more respectful and equal future. A future where women and children can feel safe, respected and equal in communities free of domestic violence and homelessness.

Event Ideas

We’ve put together fundraising ideas below to help you host the perfect Jenny’s Place Raising Respect Morning Tea event.

Keep it simple

Host a simple morning tea in your office. Ask for a donation, share and discuss the Raising Respect resources provided.

Bake Off

Find the best office baker by holding a bake-off competition. Ask for a donation to take part.

Multiply your efforts

Whatever you decide to do, get the organisation to dollar match your amazing fundraising efforts.

Here are a range of ways you can help raise respect with others this International Women’s Day:

Raising Respect through…


  • Use the Check out The Respect Checklist to start conversations with young people about respect and encourage them to discuss how they can be good role models for others.  
  • Do you know what excuses such as “Boys will be boys” and “It’s just a joke” are really saying to young women? Check the Excuse Interpreter. and find out more 
  • What are we doing to ensure we are modelling respectful behaviour for younger generations? Modelling respectful relationships starts with you. See how other Australians are making positive change.  
  • Did you know that 1 in 4 young Australians think it’s normal for guys to pressure girls into sex? What can we do to educate young adults about respectful relationships? 
  • Did you know that 34% of Australians think it’s natural for a man to want to appear in control of his partner in front of his friends? What can we do to change this?   


  • Talk to the young people in your life about respectful relationships. For tips on how to start, check out the Conversation Guide 
  • Challenge your thoughts about relationships. This is hard. But if we don’t challenge our thoughts about the roles of men and women, and what’s OK, we might unintentionally excuse disrespect, aggression and violence. Get help with Generation Respect. 
  • Take action to promote respectful attitudes within your community. Don’t know where to start? Try this helpful activity guide.  
  • Your workplace can help create an Australia where women are safe, equal and valued. Get the tools and resources to take action.  
  • Prevention Handbook from the ‘Our Watch’ website.

A workplace project or initiative

To address gender inequality; easy to understand guides are available from the ‘Our Watch’ website to help you work out how gender transformative your initiative is.

For people who want to delve deeper

Change the Story is the ‘Our Watch’ evidence-based framework to guide a coordinated and effective national approach to preventing violence against women.


Below are some great examples of resources for adults around respect and equality. 


  • For Adults 
    • Raising Boys in the 21st Century: How to help our boys become open-hearted, kind and strong men – by Steve Biddulph 
    • Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine 
  • For young adults 
    • Not that kind of girl by Siobhan Vivian 
    • The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 
  • For children 
    • Bold Australian Girl by Jess Black 
    • Some Girls by Nelly Thomas



  • Watch and share the new Project ARI, podcast to help kids understand the importance of respect. This series is funny and silly, with plenty of heart, and has been designed as a tool to help start meaningful conversations with kids about respectful behaviour. 

Let's Start!

Are you ready to start planning? Register and download our Raising Respect Starter Kit Pack

Raising Funds

Ticket Sales

A great way to help with costs and leave more proceeds to go to your fundraising target. Remember, the more items/services that you can get donated or discounted for your event, means the more resources we can fund.


Are a great way to maximise income and provide excitement in the lead-up and during the event. To make your raffle successful, it is important to have prizes that are attractive to your audience (preferable all donated)and at the right ticket price.

Games and Competitions

Make your event interactive, entertaining, and a fundraising success by adding games and competitions. There are many to choose from but our hosts’ favourites are head or tails, the coin toss or who has the key?


When deciding if an auction is right for your event, it is important to consider your audience, auction items, and venue. The most common auctions are silent auctions and live auctions.