We explore gender norms and inequality, and the harmful impact of these on how we view ourselves and others, including looking at how we use language and gender policing.
What is sexual violence?
We explore sexual violence as that which is sexually violating – the use of power to overcome someone else’s will. We discuss sexual insults and bullying and sexual harassment.
Sexualisation (and pornography)
We look at the power of marketing and images to influence gendered behaviour and self-image, including the music and porn industries. Small group exercises help young people explore pressures and expectations that they may experience and responses.
Impacts and support
We can discuss the impacts of sexual violence on survivors and how to get support and help others, highlighting what support is available locally.
We explore the gendered nature of sexting, online safety, and the law, including discussions around the whole school community and responsibility.
We look at the legal definition of consent and the principles behind consent, including pressure, mutual enthusiasm, respect and addressing rape myths. We look at representations of sexual activity across a variety of media and make a space for young people to challenge and assert definitions of what consent actually means.
All our workshops have been designed to complement and contribute towards key aims identified in the Curriculum for Excellence, Getting It Right for Every Child and Equally Safe.
Our Sexual Violence Prevention programme has also been externally evaluated by DMSS Research and Consultancy which stated that it’s strength and impact demonstrate that it is very effective in changing young people’s knowledge and attitudes about sexual violence. A copy of the report can be found here.
If you would like to find out more information and book a workshop please contact Niki on [email protected] or alternatively telephone 01563 544 686.
We are keen to develop a young-person’s group at The Star Centre and if you would like to be involved or get more information please contact: