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    Great South Coast: Yeah, Nah – Affirmative Consent Workshop for Young People

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    Event description

    Last year, the government introduced new laws around Affirmative Consent.

    New laws can be hard to wrap your head around, so our Yeah, Nah team is coming to the Great South Coast to help you work out what the laws will look like in your everyday life and relationships!

    Yeah, Nah’s focus is to make sure young people know that true affirmative consent is given in the moment, not hours before.

    You’ll get a better understanding of how to gain and give affirmative consent, and be empowered to have fun, healthy and safe relationships.

    Topics we cover

    • What is true affirmative consent?
    • When is someone old enough, aware enough, safe enough to actually give consent?
    • How taking care of yourself and your partner = ethical consent.


    Who’s presenting

    • YACVic Yeah, Nah Project Officer Laura Crozier (she/her)
    • YACVic Affirmative Consent Young Peer Educator Remidy Burney (she/her)
    • YACVic Young Peer Facilitator and Great South Coast local Brit Watts (they/she)


    Who should attend

    Young people aged 12-25 who want to have fun while being safe in their relationships, or those who also just want to look out for their friends.


    Content warning

    This workshop will discuss consent and facilitate conversations around sexual violence which may include mentions of sexual assault and rape.

    We recognise that these topics can be triggering and may lead to a range of different emotions. We urge you to check in with yourself throughout the session to make sure you and your mental wellbeing are being cared for.

    If at any time you need to step out, you are more than welcome to do so. Someone from our team may check up on you, but if you just need a minute alone, know that is completely okay. If you do need support, we can provide that.


    Child safety

    YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending these events, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety.  


    Access and inclusion

    Access features of this session include:

    • Ten-minute break
    • Accessible bathrooms
    • Image descriptions of visuals used.

    At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. If you have a specific access request not listed, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, please contact Rural Development Coordinator Great South Coast Karen Walsh (she/her), at KWalsh@YACVic.org.au.

    Our work takes place through the lands of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

    We pay particular respect to the Gunditjmara peoples where this training will take place, and the Wemba Wamba peoples on whose land Yeah, Nah was first developed. We acknowledge that Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.


    Contact

    For more details, please get in touch with YACVic Rural Development Coordinator Great South Coast Karen Walsh (she/her), at KWalsh@YACVic.org.au.


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