The Calling It Out programme supports the ongoing work in schools and colleges to create a culture where sexual harassment and sexual abuse are not tolerated.
Calling It Out reinforces to students the vital message of non-tolerance of harmful sexual behaviour. The performance and discussion-based workshop explore where these behaviours are coming from and alternative positive behaviours. The programme raises the groups’ awareness of the huge impacts these everyday incidences of sexual harassment and assault can have on girls and young women and how we all have a role in safely challenging and reporting these behaviours.MAKE ENQUIRY
89% of young people now rated their awareness of sexual harassment as good or excellent after the Calling It Out session.
87% also said they now feel confident or very confident to call out sexual harassment after the session.
76% of the young people stated as a result of the session they will now act or behave differently.
98% said they would recommend the session for next year's students.
The programme aims to raise the students’ awareness of what is harmful sexual behaviour and its many forms, where these behaviours are rooted and the impacts they have on those experiencing them. The programme is designed to challenge these negative attitudes and behaviours and promote equality and respect towards girls and women. We hope that the students will leave the session having learnt basic strategies to support them to safely call out and report incidences of sexual harassment and assault.