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RESPECT... is where it's at!
"Consent is Sexy"
Talking about sex and your sexual desires is a great way to get to know your sexual wants and boundaries as well as those of your partner, plus it's super hot!
"Only Yes Means Yes"
You may have heard of the common saying "No Means No". Well, we wanted to flip it around and talk about saying YES.
We know that young people, and indeed adults, are sexual beings, and we do not judge them for it. Instead, we want to give them the tools to know what they want, and ways to ask for what they want.
We also want to make it clear that there are a variety of circumstances which may mean "No, don't go further!", not just the word NO.
People often assume there is consent, or permission to initiate sexual activity when in fact the other person is not into it.
But just because…
- they dressed a certain way
- they went on a date with you
- they were silent
- they like you
- they are a man
doesn’t mean yes. Only yes means yes.
So, don't assume. Ask.
"Everyone has the right to a sexuality without violence"
Youth have always identified respect as key to their self-worth, happiness and successful relationships. Project Respect emphasises that giving and getting respect means recognizing that everyone has a right to be respected regardless of how they look, what they wear and how they decide to express their sexuality. Everyone also has a responsibility to respect those rights in others.
Labels like "slut" and "fag" can really hurt someone and lead to extreme physical consequences. They are a part of sexualized violence and we need to work together to create a world free of labels.
"Communicate to get consent"
Knowing your sexual desires is pretty powerful stuff. When you want to act on your desires, you also have the responsibility to get consent from whomever else you want to be with. So, how do you find out if someone else is into what you are into ASK! Know how to ask for what you want and learn how to listen to your partner.
We are all about consent!
"You have the power to make change"
Join the Respect Revolution Campaign or learn how to intervene safely in situations you see around you in your school or at a party. We help youth discover their leadership potential in making their schools and peer groups free of gender-based violence.