Male school students from across the state recently participated in a Power to End Violence Against Women leadership day, hosted by Power Community Limited in partnership with Centacare Catholic Family Services.

The focus was on giving students conversation skills, knowledge and confidence to safely talk to others if they see or hear them engaging in behaviours that are directly or indirectly disrespectful to women.

Launched in 2015 with the help of the State Government, the PEVAW program teaches secondary school-aged boys about respect, trust, gender equality, health relationships and the dangers of abusive behaviour.

Held at Allan Scott Power Headquarters, Alberton Oval, the leadership day was delivered by Port Adelaide Football Club staff and players, including captain Travis Boak, Ollie Wines, Hamish Hartlett and Jasper Pittard.

Centacare Assistant Director Pauline Connelly also spoke at the event.