Parents, sex ed & tackling male violence: our 3-minute speech

As parents, what can we do to prevent and tackle male violence? Well, we can encourage discussion of healthy relationships, porn, consent, gender equality and other relationships and sex education (RSE) topics in school – and engage with our child’s school about RSE.

 

Most importantly, we can talk as openly as possible at home. One way in is to use the latest news stories as talking points to start and continue sex-ed conversations with your kids.

 

For everyone, tackling male violence comes down to education, education, education – and, for children and young people, to sex education, sex education, sex education! 

 

And as we all know, sex education begins at home…


 

Watch the 3-minute speech Outspoken director Leah Jewett gave on 22 November 2021 at the Camden Council debate Violence Against Women And Girls (VAWG) or read it below

Read the speech in our blog post Now I Can Breathe – tackling male violence, which features the powerful 9-minute video Now I Can Breathe in which Amina, a teenager, talks about the sexual harassment she experienced at school