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Interactive Webinar: Challenging Rape Culture Through Youth Work

April 29, 2022 @ 9:30 AM 12:30 PM BST

With concerns about victim blaming, revenge porn and ‘slut shaming’ hitting the headlines, along with reports of sexual violence in schools and colleges through Everyone’s Invited, so called ‘rape culture’ has led to public protests.

From sexist ‘jokes’ on social media to recent high profile sexual abuse cases involving celebrities and Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigations revealing discrimination, misogyny and bullying at the heart of some police forces,1 it has become evident that so called ‘rape culture’ extends far wider than the schools identified through the Everyone’s Invited movement. With the gender pay gap seemingly widened through the pandemic, incidence of domestic abuse rising, and reports of image based sexual abuse and violence against women and girls hitting the headlines, many young people are feeling confused, angry and anxious.

With questions being raised about the potential influence of sexualized content and free online porn on young people’s expectations of relationships, sex and body image, is it time for youth workers to step forward to discuss and raise awareness about rape culture, and challenge the attitudes and values behind it?

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss different examples of rape culture, both historically and in our daily life, and explore some of the theories behind it to consider how it impacts on young people from childhood onwards. From there we will consider the role that practitioners can play in challenging it through youth work to promote healthy, consensual relationships, gender equality and positive self-image for all.

With a perfect blend of theory and practical skills that you can use with young people.

This training consists of real-time sessions techniques, discussion groups and opportunities to practice and network with each other.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • What the term ‘rape culture’ means and examples of systems, cultural and societal norms that contribute to it
  • Consider potential links between early sexualisation, gender-based violence and rape culture
  • Explore ways that misogyny, sexism and bullying can reinforce gender stereotypes and lead to victim blaming
  • Look at current concerns and campaigns to bring about positive change
  • Identify ways we can begin to change rape culture through youth work

On completion of this course, you will receive a certificate and resources that can be used towards your continued professional development (CPD)


This course will benefit a range of people, including:

  • Teachers
  • Pastoral staff
  • Youth workers
  • Youth Offending teams
  • Social and health care professionals
  • Community groups
  • Parents/carers
  • Volunteers


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Social Worker – Camden

“This course covered all aspects that I could need – well done! Fun, interesting and a great use of case studies and life skills”

PSHE Lead – Malton, North Yorkshire

“Thank you for all these tools. The way you facilitated the training made it really easy and pleasant to contribute. It was really informative, especially as it was delivered by you, who has experienced the topic.”

Headteacher – Manchester

Training is highly participatory and interactive.

Our experienced trainers support participants through interactive exercises and facilitated discussions, creating a safe space for reflection, sharing and professional development.

Get in touch
Tel: 0208 207 5567