Discussion Topics

  • Healthy relationships
  • Dating violence
  • Sexual violence and consent
  • Family violence
  • Sexual harassment
  • Victim blaming
  • The media and the Internet
  • Role models

Discussion Questions

Who are your role models?  What behaviours do these role models demonstrate when it comes to relationships? What message do their words and actions send about men and women?

How do boys and girls, men and women show respect for one another?

What can men and boys do to help end violence against women and girls?

What is sexual harassment? Can you describe an occasion where you've witnessed or experienced harassment? How did you react? Was there something you could have done differently?

Does sexual harassment occur in your school? In the community? Is this behaviour seen as acceptable?

What is misogyny? Have you seen examples of misogyny in the media or in your life?

How can young people challenge sexist attitudes and promote equality between the sexes at school and in the community?

Have television, movies, music, magazines and the Internet shaped your view of men, women, boys, girls and yourself? How?

Why do victims of gender-based violence often remain silent about the abuse they have experienced? What can be done to help victims feel more comfortable speaking out?

Are young people equipped to deal with gender-based violence and sexual harassment? Do they have access to enough support and/or tools?

What is consent?

What is cyberviolence? How can young people help prevent and stop cyberviolence against their peers?

Are inequality and discrimination linked to violence against women and girls? If so, how?

Do some demographic groups of women and girls face unique challenges that make them more vulnerable to violence? If so, what are these challenges and how can they be addressed?

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