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Recognizing that preventing sexualized violence requires a multi-pronged approach, Project Respect has developed a broad curriculum and resource base to give youth the confidence and knowledge to express their own sexual values and boundaries and to promote a culture based on respect for themselves and others.
- Social Marketing Products including posters, stickers, and respect packs.
- Respect Workshops for schools, community organizations, youth groups, and others.
- Specialized Workshops in areas such as peer helping, empowerment, media, and others on request.
- Young Men's Groups to engage with all male groups and open up dialogue around issues of masculinity and sexualized violence.
- Respect Revolution Campaigns which are longer-term, social action based engagements with a group of youth who are supported in becoming leaders in violence prevention initiatives amongst their peers.
For more information on any of these products or programs or to discuss specific needs or requests, please contact the Project Respect office at: (250) 383-5545, ext. 152 or e-mail: email@example.com
- Poster Series: Our series of three colourful posters raise awareness about the issue of consent and communication. The key messages in the posters are: "Only 'Yes' Means 'Yes'", "Hear, Be Clear", and "Communicate at Every Step". Along with these messages, some posters include the sexual rights and responsibilities as well as the "just because..." message series. The posters are ideal for youth programs, schools and community centres.
- Stickers: A series of 10 eye-catching stickers designed to help youth communicate as well as proudly identify their needs and their ideas. The stickers carry messages like "I WANT respect", "I WANT to be me", "I WANT honesty", "I WANT to be heard", and more. Good to incorporate into communication games.
- Respect Packs: The ultimate pocket resource guide to healthy relationships and preventing dating violence! A Respect Pack includes a few stickers, a crisis card, and a mini-brochure, which packs in information about sexualized violence and labels, a quiz on healthy relationships, sexual rights and responsibilities, and resources on accessing help. All this in one nifty package that will fit into the back pocket of your jeans.
For more information or to order any of these products, contact the Project Respect office at: (250) 383-5545, ext. 152 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Respect Workshops: Project Respect offers a series of two-part workshops for youth 14-19. The workshop, led by a team of male and female facilitators, educates youth about what sexualized violence is and challenges them to think critically about messages they receive from the media and their peers about sexuality and violence.
Using fun games, discussion, and other tools youth learn how to identify and communicate sexual boundaries, learn why asking for consent and challenging gender stereotypes is important. Whether young people are sexually active or abstinent, this program empowers participants to set their own limits.
The workshops are designed to be delivered to youth in a classroom or community setting on consecutive days or weeks, but the program can be adapted to meet specific group needs. Please contact the Project Respect office at (250) 383-5545 (ext. 152) or email@example.com for more information.
Specialized Workshops: In addition to the Respect Workshops that focus on gender, sexualized violence, consent, and positive sexuality, Project Respect offers one to three-session interactive workshops in other areas, by request. The workshops are intended for youth aged 14-19 and, in the past, have addressed topics such as peer helping and leadership, media literacy, empowerment, and social action. Some workshops have also been facilitated for young adults, youth workers, community volunteers, and others in the helping profession.
The workshop are led by a co-ed team and maintain their focus on preventing sexualized violence. The facilitators use interactive modules, role plays, and other tools to help students to learn about the various aspects involved in the prevention of sexualized violence. It is recommended that the group have a grasp of the themes discussed in the regular Respect Workshops before participating in select specialized workshops.
Contact the Project Respect office at (250) 383-5545 (ext. 152) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the types of workshops, scheduling, and costs.
Young Men's Group: The Young Men’s Group (YMG) is a 4 to 6-session program delivered by Project Respect and facilitated by two male educators. The YMG aims to engage young men, opening up dialogue about their struggles with traditional masculinity and the issue of sexualized violence. The group consists of all male participants and facilitators, which allows for a safe and comfortable environment, giving men the opportunity to speak on these issues with young adult male mentors.
Working with men as allies, providing education around the role that gender socialization plays, and fostering accountability in men are integral parts of the work of Project Respect and of the YMG. These workshops are flexible depending on the need of the group and the availability of the young men. Project Respect also welcomes partnerships and co-faciltation opportunities with other organizations and male educators. Please contact the Project Respect office at (250) 383-5545 (ext. 152) or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Youth Social Action
Respect Revolution Campaign: The Respect Revolution Campaign (RRC) is Project Respect's youth leadership initiative to create social action that prevents sexualized violence. The RRC is a school- or community-based youth capacity building program which provides a 10-session training to youth groups in partner schools on the issue of sexualized violence. The RRC fosters youth-for-youth prevention activities, developing youth’s capacity to be leaders in the area of violence prevention. Please contact the Project Respect office at (250) 383-5545 (ext. 152) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in discussing what the Respect Revolution might look like in your school or community.
So, what does a campaign look like?
Past Respect Revolution Campaigns have taken place at Lambrick Park Secondary, Victoria High, Oak Bay Secondary, SAMSS and Acwsalcta School in Bella Coola, Spectrum Community School, and Mt. Doug Secondary.
The look of the campaign and the social action initiative are youth-driven and have included community and school murals, community partnerships, participation in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, peer-to-peer presentations, in-school awareness-raising projects, and the creation of social marketing materials.
Project Respect is proud of all the work that these young folks have accomplished. Collectively, they have contributed over 1,400 volunteer hours to preventing sexualized violence.