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New report launched:

Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of the SMART Consent Workshop on Sexual Consent for Third Level Students.

access the report at http://www.nuigalway.ie/smartconsent/

The SMART Consent initiative began in 2013 with a research study of how college students speak about sexual consent and non-consent, conducted with the support of Rape Crisis Network Ireland. The resulting report ‘What’s Consent Got to Do With It’ (MacNeela et al., 2014) explored how the 187 students in the study discussed sexual consent and how they applied their understanding to hypothetical scenarios.

The SMART Consent workshop has developed from a recognition of positive sexual health promotion as well as awareness of sexual violence; the understanding that factors such as gender, sexual orientation, relationship status, and alcohol use influence the context of consent; and that the complex ecology of the third level institution setting shapes how, where, and when consent could be addressed.

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RESPECT

Research for Safe Relationships: Education, Collaboration, and Training

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What would you do?

On 16 November 2016 the Tánaiste and then Minister of Justice and Equality
Frances Fitzgerald TD, launched the awareness campaign ‘What would you do?’
 (if you witnessed domestic violence) which is a key action of the Second
National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021.
The campaign recognises that women and men are victims of such violence. It
is intended that the campaign will run for 6 years up to 2021, subject to
funding being available.

The campaign aims to increase the awareness of domestic and sexual
violence, to bring about a change in established behaviours and attitudes
and to activate bystanders with the aim of decreasing and preventing this
violence and to change societal attitudes. A bystander approach to ending
domestic violence is about enabling people in the community to prevent and
intervene if it is safe and legal to do so.

RESPECT Network Launch

The RESPECT Network launch event took place November 25th, 2016. For further details and the full agenda please see below.

Promoting Safe Relationships in Higher Education

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Reflections from the Communications and Events Team:

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