Who would you talk to about sexual assault?

People who have been or are being sexually assaulted can find it difficult to tell anyone about what has happened (or is still happening) to them. They might feel guilty or confused about the abuse, they might feel embarrassed or… Read more >

Consent is sexy!

Sex (or any sexual activity) is always sexiest when everyone involved wants it – without feeling pressured, forced, scared or intimidated. The ethics (being a good and decent human being) of consent differ a little bit to the laws of… Read more >

Abusive Relationship Safety Plan

WHY DO I NEED A SAFETY PLAN? Everyone deserves a relationship that is healthy, safe and supportive. If you are in a relationship that is hurting you, it is important for you to know that the abuse is not your… Read more >

Victim Blaming

WHAT IS IT? What this one means seems pretty straight forward, pretty obvious and pretty damn horrible.  ‘I’d never blame a victim’, ‘I’d never support that,’ ‘No one that I am friends with would do that.’ … and yet it seems… Read more >

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence is a kind of violence committed by an intimate partner (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, etc) that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm… sometimes it causes all of these things. The word violence in intimate partner violence isn’t… Read more >

Sex without consent is rape!

Without consent, any kind of sexual activity is illegal and is classed as sexual assault or rape. If you don’t have consent, for any sexual activity, you are committing a crime and breaching human rights. Some key things to note about… Read more >

What does a respectful relationship look like?

For a relationship to be respectful both partners need to be equal, feel safe, valued and accepted for who they are. Arguing can be normal and healthy in relationships as long as it’s done respectfully. It gives you a chance… Read more >

Relationship Warning Signs

Respectful relationships involve an equal balance of power and control between partners. When one partner has more control and/or power over the other, there is the chance for violence and abuse, particularly intimate partner violence. Having a respectful relationship doesn’t… Read more >

Relationship Rights & Responsibilities

I have the right… I have the responsibility… To be treated with respect — always To be in a healthy relationship To not be abused — physically, sexually or emotionally To enjoy friends and activities apart from my romantic partner… Read more >

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is a crime. It is a broad term that describes all sexual offences against adults and children, and it includes rape. Any sexual activity that is unwanted, forced, coerced or pressured is sexual assault. This is why it… Read more >

The problem with Ken and Barbie

WHAT’S WRONG WITH KEN AND BARBIE? The problem with Ken and Barbie is much bigger than these two dolls.  We are actually talking about gender stereotypes.  A stereotype assumes things about how a person should act, dress, think and talk and… Read more >