Our primary goal is to reclaim the role of universities to address sexual violence policies and curriculum practices through evidence-based research that shows greater promise of reducing and preventing sexual violence than arbitrary and reactive, hastily thrown together policies. One of the objectives of our project is to engage students with influencing sector-partners to collaborate in developing creative curriculum content and informed policies that can be embedded in every aspect of curriculum and university life. We also seek to create public dialogues through our many art galleries, theatre companies, and incorporate social justice curriculum for professional students such as medicine, dentistry and engineering. We will also develop ways to educate young people as well as other stakeholders (teachers, parents, community) about responses to sexual violence and related topics such as sexual consent, healthy relationships, and social justice. We recognize that teachers and educators in schools, colleges, CEGEPs, universities and extra-curricular spaces have already developed many useful materials to teach these subjects. However, our approach is more ambitious and pragmatic, but highly feasible. It is only through an intense and focused effort to engage students, partners, academics and collaborators that we will make a dent in reducing rapidly spreading attitudes that accept sexual violence as a result of the Internet. This section provides a list of existing resources and lesson plans developed by educators and service providers.
- Beyond #MeToo: the film, the music videos, the workshop, and workshop materials
- Sexual decision-making
- Understanding Consent - A guide for parents
- Boundaries, Consent, and Communication
- Rape and Rape Culture: Lesson plan
- Disrupting rape culture through education
- Bringing feminism into the classroom
- Answering calls for justice from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG)
- Evaluating Sexualized Violence Training and Resources: A Toolkit for Post-Secondary Institutions (British Columbia)
- Social media toolkit for gender equity from West Coast LEAF
This research project, led by Brunel University London with 7 partners and 7 associate partners across 7 European countries, aims to develop innovative training for university staff who may respond to disclosures of sexual violence, and to embed this within institutions. Through this project there are numerous training materials available to download. Click here to check out the website and see what resources could work for you.
Courage to Act
Courage to Act is a two-year national initiative to address and prevent gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses in Canada. It builds on the key recommendations within Possibility Seeds vital report Courage to Act: Developing a National Framework to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions. With a team of experts from across Canada, we will develop tools, create resources and share strategies in the first national collaborative of its kind to take action on gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses.