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Youth and Sexual Violence: Prevention and Response

Youth and Sexual Violence: Prevention and Response - Available at University of Iceland
Tue, 07/02/2023 - 14:00 to 15:30



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There has been a lot of discussion in society about ways to show solidarity with survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence. There have been calls for the perpetrators to take responsibility, the justice system has been criticized and there has been a movement towards cancellation in the public arena in order to create a safe space for victims.

But what about when perpetrators are themselves minors? How can their be defined and dealt with? How can universities support students who bear the trauma of sexual violence from their earlier school years? And what kind of training and prevention is needed for upper secondary school students around sex, violence and respect in intimate relationships?

A live stream will also be available on Facebook

-Eygló Árnadóttir (she), project manager of education and prevention at Stígamót
-Þóra Sigfríður Einarsdóttir (she), psychologist and chair of the professional council of the University of Iceland
-Þórður Kristinsson (he), gender studies teacher at Kvennaskólinn in Reykjavík, and doctoral student at the Faculty of Education and Diversity, UI School of EducationPanel (in addition to speakers):
-Gústav Adolf Bergmann Sigurbjörnsson (he), doctoral student at the Faculty of Philosophy, History and Archaelology, UI School of Humanities
-Aron Freyr Kristjánsson (he), communication consultant for sports and youth workChaired by Sigríður Guðmarsdóttir (she), associate professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, UI School of Humanities

The event is organised by:
The Professional Council of the University of Iceland, Equality Officer, Equal Rights Committee, Division of Human Resources and the Student Council, in partnership with the Association of gender studies teachers in upper secondary schools 

Equality Days 2023

Youth and Sexual Violence: Prevention and Response