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Gender Based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) or violence against women and girls (VAWG), is a global pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime.

  • 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.

  • Globally, 7% of women have been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner.

  • Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.

  • 200 million women have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting.

It is also estimated that at least 750,000 children and young people witness Domestic Abuse each year and young people experience the highest rates of Domestic Abuse than any other age group. Although the legal definition of Domestic Abuse is from the age 16 and up, it is evident that violence and abuse happen in younger adolescent relationships as well as the NSPCC reports;

  • 33% of girls and 16% of boys reported some form of Sexual Abuse within their Relationships

  • 25% of girls (the same proportion as adult women) and 18% of boys reported some form of Physical Relationship Abuse

  • 75% of girls and 50% of boys reported some form of Emotional Relationship Abuse

 

Research has also identified that Teenage Relationship Abuse is associated with a range of adverse outcomes for young people, including Mental Health, Depression and Suicide

 

The What's The Debate? Domestic Abuse Resources aim to educate young people on the Different Forms of Abuse, Signs of Controlling Behaviour and gain an understanding of Risk

Resources

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Domestic Abuse

This Domestic Abuse set of 'What's The Debate Cards' allows young people to explore this sensitive subject in a safe and engaging way while promoting open and honest discussions.

The Statement Cards help tackle many of the Myths and Misconceptions around Domestic Abuse as well as helping young people gain knowledge and an understanding of the subject, including the Definition and Signs to look out for in their own relationships.

  • 25 statement cards

  • 4 Lesson Plans take young people through a process of understanding Domestic Abuse, starting at how it is defined, The meaning of Power and Control and how to spot warning signs in their relationships. The lessons challenge knowledge and understanding in this area.

  • Worksheets

  • Facilitators Guide

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Honour Based Violence

The Honour Based Violence resource pack will allow young people to explore the many different forms of Honour Based Abuse and Violence, the myths and misconceptions around these and where to go for further support and advice. 

 

The lesson plans will explore the different forms of Honour Based Violence and the reasons as to why it may happen such as forced marriage, going against family traditions and homosexuality.

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FGM

The FGM pack aims to raise awareness of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation and to inform young people of the facts and issues as well as explore the attitudes around FGM. 

 

The Lesson Plans will help young people explore and define what is FGM while looking at not only the direct impact and consequences of becoming a victim of FGM but also the impact of being at risk of FGM and the impact to the wider family, friends and society. Young people will also learn how to be a supportive friend and where to go to for support. 

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Rape

This pack aims to tackle the many myths and misconceptions around Rape and Sexual Violence including those around Gender, Victim Blaming and Impact of Media. 

 

The Lesson Plans provide opportunities for young people to consider the complexities of sexual violence within relationships looking at the pressures they may face within sexual relationships, looking at the warning signs and imbalance of power and to promote discussions about consent and coercion. 

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Consent

The Consent Statement Cards not only allows the topic of Consent to be discussed but also focuses on issues relating to current myths and misconceptions around Consent.

 

The Statement Cards allow young people to discuss their values and beliefs in a safe and engaging way while allowing for peer education. The Digital Download that accompanies the Statement Cards includes a Facilitators Guide, 4 Lesson Plans focusing on Values, Rights and Responsibilities within Relationships, Understanding Consent and The Laws around Consent. 

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Sexual Harassment

This pack of 25 PVC Statement Cards aim to tackle the myths and misconceptions around Sexual Harassment looking at the influences of social media, sexualisation of women, gender stereotypes and acceptable behaviour within peer relationships. There are also 4 Lesson Plans focusing on identifying sexual harassment and the behaviours it includes, online sexual harassment and to recognise appropriate and unappropriate behaviours within relationships.

 

This pack was created for the amazing girl-focused charity, BelEve, whose aim is to inspire girls and young women to maximise their potential, celebrate their achievements and empower them to become leaders of their worlds. 

 

BelEve is passionate to equip girls and young women with the right support, skills and confidence to make informed choices about their futures; improve their social and economic outcomes whilst taking control of their lives. 

 

This pack has been created to help BelEve with an exciting new campaign that they will be running with Peer Ambassadors and from each pack sold 10% off the profits will be donated to BelEve to help continue the amazing work that they do.  

 

You can find more about BelEve at www.beleveuk.org

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More Topics Tackling Gender Based Violence Coming Soon.