WGTN event: Consent education in our communities (Fightback Conference 2015)

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Public pressure in the wake of the Roastbusters case resulted in some small concessions – reallocation of funding to sexual violence support services, advice that schools should include consent education. This is far from enough. Sexual violence prevention and support initiatives continue to be dangerously underfunded, and consent education in schools is not compulsory or consistent. How can we address gendered violence and implement a consent-based approach in our communities? What are the barriers to transformation?

Sandra Dickson is a Pakeha feminist who has worked to end gendered violence for more than two decades. She will talk about what research tells us works to prevent sexual violence, and why working in schools could be the best chance we have to change rape culture in New Zealand – if we get it right.

Session for Fightback Conference 2015.

Free entry (koha appreciated).

Food and drinks provided. Special thanks to the Tertiary Education Union for a donation to assist with catering for this event.

Children welcome. Wheelchair-accessible. Please let us know if you need any assistance to make this event more accessible.

10:30am-12pm, Saturday 4th July
St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington
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