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Consent and Sexual Assault: A Rights-Based Approach


When: Thursday January 22nd, 2015, at 1pm (Eastern) Language: English

About this webinar: Consent, sexual assault, and how to effectively engage and educate youth on these issues is the subject of much public debate at this moment, arising particularly (and unfortunately) out of many high profile media stories over the past year. West Coast LEAF is a feminist non-profit organization that uses the law to advance women’s equality with a goal of creating systemic change.

In this webinar, we draw on our 15 years of experience delivering workshops to youth taking a rights-based approach to sexual assault and consent. You will come away from this workshop with a clear understanding of the law on sexual assault and consent in Canada, while having the opportunity to discuss the way power, violence, and stereotypes influence the way these rights play out in the lives of young people. We will share experiences from our workshops regarding the successes and challenges of using a rights-based approach to this form of education, and address some of the common myths that youth bring to the table about consent. Finally, we hope to hear from you about the kinds of issues and approaches you are taking within your groups to address this important topic.

About the presenter: Chrissie Arnold, Education Manager for West Coast LEAF

Chrissie is a feminist, social justice advocate, and firm believer that youth hold the key to a better future. She has over 10 years of experience facilitating transformative educational experiences for youth, both within Canada and internationally. She loves asking questions, drinking coffee, and playing outside. Chrissie is also currently completing her Masters in Educational Studies (with a focus on human rights education) at UBC.  


We would like to thank the Department of Justice Canada for their generous funding. 

Event date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 01:00 to 02:00