KLC's community legal education program aims to prevent sexual harassment and to empower people to speak up when it happens. This education is focused on a wide range of audiences, from high school and university students to community legal centres, pro bono lawyers and community workers.
Sexual Harassment Comics - It's Not OK!
KLC has developed five comic strip sexual harassment scenarios with corresponding conversation points to help illustrate exactly what sexual harassment behaviour is, and how hurtful it can be, to be used by teachers or youth workers in their discussions with students. The comics target young people on the cusp of employment educating them on appropriate workplace behaviour using comic strips as discussion points. To download the Student Comic click here - to download the Teachers Kit click here. The comics were developed thanks to a grant from the Womens Wellbeing Program UNSW Sydney.
#MeToo: Early intervention through community legal education
With the advent of the #MeToo movement, there has been growing awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace. KLC recognises that power imbalances in the workplace are a key driver of sexual harassment and the importance of education as an important tool for prevention.
Drawing on our statewide discrimination law practice, and our expertise in community legal education, we developed a workshop for high school students titled #MeToo: It’s About You. The workshop is an early intervention, aiming to start a conversation about sexual harassment and to educate young people on their rights and responsibilities in relation to sexual harassment. The workshop aims are for young people to understand what sexual harassment is, be able to identify sexual harassment in day-to-day life and to know what they can do to help put a stop to it.
The workshop is aimed at students in Year 9 and 10, as that is the age young people are beginning to enter the workforce with part time jobs. We know that sexual harassment in employment is prevalent, and the workshop covers this as well as sexual harassment in other settings, such as education or the provision of goods and services. The workshop is interactive, including small group activities which aim to clarify the young people’s ideas about sexual harassment, test their attitudes against those of others and help create a more intimate environment so they can voice their thoughts and questions about the topic.
We have presented the workshop to a number of local high schools and have had very positive feedback from students and teachers, including that students had learnt something new including how jokes and or sexual propositioning could be sexual harassment and that they did not have to put up with this kind of behaviour.
KLC believes that sexual harassment is preventable, and that the key to this is through education. Our #MeToo: It’s About You workshop aims to harness the power of prevention and educate young people on their rights and responsibilities in relation to sexual harassment.
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