This is a reference for Carly Walker-Dawson

Let's Talk About Sex

The training activity took place
in Döbriach, Austria
organised by IFM-SEI and ELIX
20-27 May 2018
Reference person

Aggie Taylor

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Aims & objectives

(1) Reflect on identities and how they are constructed, the effect of media and pornography on these identities, how we perceive ourselves as sexual beings and body positivity
(2) Explore how heteronormative and cisnormative culture affects the way we identify and express our sexual identities
(3) Critically analyse the current state of sex education, reflect on the needs of marginalised young people regarding sexual education and sexual health, and create tools to better work on sex education with young people

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Participants: 14 young people from Council of Europe member states.

Team: three young trainers from Belgium, Georgia and UK plus media support from Austria.

Training methods used & main activities

• Ice breakers
• Team building
• Group reading
• Small group work
• Group building tasks
• Self-reflection activities
• Silent discussion
• Sharing sessions
• Discussion
• Sculpture and collage
• Poster making and drawing
• Yes-no barometer
• Film screening and discussion
• Research projects
• Open Space Technology
• Simulation activity
• Manifesto writing and voting
• Creative writing
• Daily reflection groups
• Evaluation and feedback

Outcomes of the activity

• Activities to take to Participation Island to trial with children and young people – the participants chose to explore the topics of body positivity, media influence, pornography, consent and rejection
• Daily vlog from the video booth (in partnership with a parallel seminar), which were posted on Facebook and Vimeo – there were seven editions of the vlog, amassing over 4000 views a month after the seminar
• Motivated pool of young people who will be multipliers of the Let’s Talk About Sex project
• Personal action plans on the topic of the seminar

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I coordinated the training team for this seminar and managed the whole team in conjunction with a parallel seminar. I was the project creator, and coordinated with Council of Europe representative who attended the training and guest trainers. I was responsible for quality standards in non-formal education and reporting to the funders.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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