Theme: sexual harassment and the culture of consent

Target audience: teenagers aged 12 to 17

In the form of an Participatory Action Research, the project aims to create tools to prevent and respond to sexual harassment while promoting a culture of consent.

This three-year, three-phase project focuses on community mobilization and the development of a sense of engagement among young people about the culture of consent.

The first of the three phases consists of assessing needs (among youth, teachers, non-teachers and community) and developing partnerships with different actors and actresses present in the community. The second, on the other hand, focuses on the development of tools to meet the sexual harassment needs expressed and gathered in the first phase. Finally, the last phase aims to implement these tools in the areas solicited by the project.

In the long term, therefore, it is a matter of proposing tools as well as changes to the policies and practices of intervention regarding sexual harassment and, more broadly, sexual violence. Thus, the community (school and community) will be better equipped to prevent, detect and respond to sexual harassment, and more generally, in the face of sexual violence, in a perspective of equality between women and men.

The team of the Culture of Consent project launched their research and needs assessment report on June 7th, 2019. This day brought together different actors of the community, school environments as well as the public sector. The participants attended a summary presentation of the main lines of the report, as well as to exchange with each other on topics related to the intervention, sexual harassment, consent and sex education of teenagers.

A second edition of this report, more succinct, will be published at the end of summer 2019, in order to make the content more accessible. Stay tuned!

For any questions or more information about this report, please contact Ramaëlle Duquette or Guillaume Soubeyrand-Faghel.