Children around the world suffer from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and financial violence, and violence against girls crosses barriers of age, race, sexuality, education, and economics.
While there is considerable educational material on consent aimed at adolescents and older people, focusing on sexual consent and sexual assault prevention, there is little material that focuses on teaching consent as a life skill in primary education for both students and teachers.
Message conSENT (no. 2022-1-DE03-KA220-SCH-000088061) is a project that aims to orient and educate primary school teachers to teach ways of understanding, negotiating and learning consent as a life skill to girls and boys aged 8-12 years through HRE (Human Rights Education) teaching materials and best practices.
The aim of the project is to contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence by intervening in early education and educating both boys and girls about personal boundaries, how to say no and respect consent, and how to understand and respect both their own and others’ will.
In addition, the project aims to contribute to protection against bullying through the production of interactive training modules and activities.