Transitional periods – such as leaving school and/or commencing further education – come with unique challenges for young people that can make them more vulnerable to perpetrating or becoming victims of peer pressure, exploitation and domestic or sexual violence.
In 2018, Revolt Sexual Assault published a report generated from speaking to 4,500 students and recent graduates about their experiences at a UK university. The report revealed that sexual assault and harassment are critical issues on UK campuses, with 62% of students and recent graduates reporting having experienced sexual violence and 56% of the perpetrators being known to the victim.
Fortunately, in 2017 Tender’s Youth Board were largely university students who had become passionate about addressing the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault within universities and drama schools. They created the ‘Shoulder2Shoulder’ campaign, aimed at raising awareness of consent and sexual violence, what universities could do to tackle the issue, and how students could prepare for a positive university experience.
The campaign developed quickly and has since flourished into a broad programme for universities, conservatoires, and sixth-form colleges, which aims to:
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Tender work with sixth form colleges to deliver programmes aimed specifically at young people aged 16-19 who are approaching the legal status of adulthood and/or pursuing further education, work or training.
Tender’s work with universities started in 2017 with our Shoulder2Shoulder campaign; a youth-led campaign raising awareness of sexual harassment and assault through student union trainings, consent workshops and bystander intervention initiatives.
We work with every university and conservatoire in a bespoke fashion to meet their particular needs. To find out how we can support you, click below.
“The youths are the future of the population, respect is the foundation to becoming a better person”
“Equal amounts of affection and love has to go in both directions in a relationship”
“Amazing work with young people. Grateful to everyone who’s making this world a better place”
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