Covering Violence Against Women and Girls in Sex and Relationships Education

Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey. Youth For Change UK has been working on tackling the issue of Gender Based Violence since 2014.

Our current focus is ensuring that both school students and staff are informed and trained on the issues of FGM and forced Marriage, with the ultimate aim of keeping students safe. 

With new Sex and Relationships Education starting from 2019, we think it is important that young people have a say in what is included in the updated curriculum.

* 1. Do you think that, as a young person, you should be consulted on what topics are included in Sex and Relationships Education?

* 2. Should the issue of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) be taught in schools under Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)?

* 3. Do you feel informed about these forms of Violence Against Women and Girls ( often referred to as Traditional Harmful Practices)?

* 4. It is estimated that almost 60,000 young people may be affected by or at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK.

With this in mind, should issues such as FGM and Child and Early Forced Marriage be addressed in the new curriculum guidelines?

* 5. If so, at what age do you think they should be taught? ( Select all that apply)

* 6. If you were taught about Traditional Harmful Practices such as these,  would you feel more comfortable in reporting concerns than you currently do?

* 7. If you knew your teacher had received training on Traditional Harmful Practices, would you be more likely to report any concerns you had?

* 8. Which of the below issues should be taught in schools? (Select all that apply)

* 9. Do you think teaching about Violence Against Women and Girls ( including FGM and Forced Marriage) would protect and empower you and your peers?

* 10. Do you have any comments or recommendations for the Department of Education regarding Sex and Relationships guidance in schools?

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