The BodyRight Programme has been developed by Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to raise awareness about sexual violence among young people and to assist in its prevention through equipping young people with the awareness and skills they need to make positive choices and to protect themselves. It also aims to raise awareness among young people about the possible negative impact of their own behaviours on others.
The findings of SAVI: Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland 2002 (a national study of Irish experiences, beliefs and attitudes concerning sexual violence), showed that 32% of girls and 23% of boys in Ireland have had an unwanted sexual experience before the age of 18.
The BodyRight programme is intended to be delivered as part of a wider programme on social, personal, relationship and sexuality education already in place in youthwork settings. The facilitators can judge at what point to insert the BodyRight modules. DRCC and NYCI believes that this programme should not be separated from a wider programme, and certainly should not be the first or only consideration of sexual related issues undertaken with the young people.
Maximum of 16 participants
Free of charge
4 days (2 blocks of 2 days)
Young people will have an opportunity to:
September 12th + 13th & September 26th + 27th
Please contact us if you wish to secure your position on this course.