Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at GenPol!
As you know, we are committed to using education as a tool to tackled sexual violence 365 days a year. Last year we’ve published the policy paper “Can education stop abuse?“, a comprehensive piece of work mapping sexual education policies in the European Union and offering recommendations on how to use them to prevent violence. In September 2018 we released the report “Consent training and sexual violence prevention in UK universities“, which focuses on the British Universities sexual abuse problem and explores the effectivness of consent training to address the problem.
This International Women’s Day we’re doing things a bit differently. We are delighted to share a video we have put together about the harmful Sex Ed stories many of us learnt growing up, and the ways we can set about tackling them as adults. We strongly believe that when Sex Education is inadequate, dangerous myths about gender and sexuality are left to go unchallenged. We hope that this video encourages you to reflect on your own Sex Ed, and the things that you would like changed for future generations of feminists.
Whatever you do and wherever you are, we hope you have an inspiring International Women’s Day 2019. If you’ve not booked your place on our upcoming conference #MeToo on Campus: Ending Sexual Misconduct in UK Universities’ (which will be hosted in conjunction with Westminster Briefing on Wednesday 20 March), don’t forget to do so! This conference is your chance to explore the next steps in embedding cultural change on campus, and creating the safe, positive learning environments that we all desperately deserve. View the full agenda here and don’t miss out by registering now. Right now, GenPol followers and partners can get a 20% discount by entering the code METOOGP19 at registration.
Here is to another year of fighting gender inequality in all of its forms, and to all of the amazing women- in this life and beyond- who have helped us along the way. We are more grateful for you than you will ever know.
The GenPol Team