Consent education
 

Understanding consent is vital for both facility and students and is critical in reducing sexual harassment/abuse rates. It is important that all persons are educated around consent including the process, how to give/receive consent and the law in order to create an informed approach. The below resources provide information on consent that can aid in informing staff and students about consent.

 

  • Cup of Tea Video (consent).  Short video explaining consent in a simple way using a cup of tea as an example. Easy to understand with clear messages, however the cup of tea analogy may not be suited for all. https://youtu.be/oQbei5JGiT8

  • New Zealand Police Quick Facts: Sexual Consent. Short video explaining consent clearly, including when informed consent cannot be given. https://youtu.be/mG3ExbZtNe0

Resources

Keene, S (2015). Risky Residences: An exploratory study of sexual violence in university halls of residence. Master’s thesis finding that sexual violence in halls had devastating personal, emotional, social and academic impacts for women, who were unlikely to disclose through formal channels, but disclosed to informal supports. http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/xmlui/handle/10063/4251 

 

ADDRESSING SEXUAL HARM ON & AROUND CAMPUS:
A TOOLKIT FOR ACTION

© 2020 Universities New Zealand    |    comms@universitiesnz.ac.nz