To have a real impact on First Nations communities, we need to tell the whole story of sexual violence in people’s lives against the backdrop of colonisation.
Consent doesn’t mean your sexual partner needs to sign a consent form at the beginning of an encounter. It means an ‘enthusiastic yes’, expressed through words or gestures.
A recent ruling makes it harder for schools to ignore claims about sexual harassment or assault.
After years of advocacy by Saxon Mullins, NSW moves from a “no means no” to a “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent.
Granting police access to Tinder users’ information is problematic for many reasons (even if the intent is to keep people safe).
Removing a condom without consent during sex has been recognised as rape by a New Zealand court. Other jurisdictions could follow suit.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the film Rear Window are great examples of how parents and teachers can use movies and books to start discussions with young people about consent.
To be effective, a video needs to be clear about its message and relatable. The government’s milkshake video seemingly about consent failed on both counts. But these videos get it right.
Millions of people are reading young adult fantasy novels like Twilight or A Court of Thorns and Roses. But the way sexual consent is depicted in these can be confusing or even harmful.
A sexual education program in Mexico City provides a blueprint for Australia. It shows how to engage students in conversations about lived experiences, among other effective methods.
Queensland’s 120-year-old mistake of fact excuse allows defendants to argue they honestly and reasonably believed the other person consented to sex — even if they did not.
Just because a space is hyper-sexualised doesn’t mean consent doesn’t matter. In fact, it becomes even more important that everyone understands and observes agreed boundaries.
Parents can play an important role helping youth navigate the messages they see on YouTube about sexual consent.
The mobile game has been downloaded more than 50 million times. If you have kids, they’ve probably played it. But it’s more problematic than most people realise.
Almost 20% of people in the 2019 Global Drug Survey had been taken advantage of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Violence is not just a private matter between people. Regulating it is not the duty of communities or the state alone.
Gender and sexuality can help understand consent – but there’s so much more to consider, when drugs are involved.
Sex-education curricula that openly discuss sexting, consent and other online behaviours have never been more important for teens – in Ontario and globally.
Laws around the world continue to fail victims of rape and sexual abuse. It is time this, too, changed.
Do we need a code of conduct to clarify issues around sexual harassment or worse in the workplace or zero tolerance to send the right message?