From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education

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Coy, Maddy, Kelly, Liz, Vera-Gray, Fiona, Garner, Maria and Kanyeredzi, A. 2015. From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education. in: Sundaram, V. and Sauntson, H. (ed.) Global Perspectives and Key Debates in Sex and Relationships Education: Addressing Issues of Gender, Sexuality, Plurality and Power Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 84-99
AuthorsCoy, Maddy, Kelly, Liz, Vera-Gray, Fiona, Garner, Maria and Kanyeredzi, A.
EditorsSundaram, V. and Sauntson, H.
Abstract

How sexual consent should be discussed with young people is the subject of current policy debates and contestations in the UK. While the current Westminster government violence against women and girls (VAWG) strategy (Home Office, 2011) and subsequent action plans recognise the importance of addressing consent, with no statutory relationships and sex education there are few contexts in which these conversations with young people routinely take place. Organisations that work with young people as victims/survivors of violence and through school-based primary prevention programmes have long identified sexual consent as an issue which requires specialist attention and intervention (see e.g. Coy et al., 2010; EVAW, 2011).

Book titleGlobal Perspectives and Key Debates in Sex and Relationships Education: Addressing Issues of Gender, Sexuality, Plurality and Power
Page range84-99
Year2015
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dates
Print20 Oct 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Sep 2017
ISBN978-1-137-50022-9
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1057/9781137500229_6
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137500229_6
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From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education, in Sundaram, V. & Sauntson, H. Sex and Relationships Education: Addressing Issues of Gender, Sexuality, Plurality and Power (pp. 84 -99). Palgrave Macmillan. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan'.

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