In 2016 the Women and Equalities Committee put out an urgent call for action to combat sexual harassment and abuse after findings that it was a normal part of everyday school life for many girls. We will look at the latest thinking on how we teach young people about the role that gender, power and sexism play in relationship behaviour and sexual behaviour and how we understand consent. We will also consider the excellent work taking place in some schools to create a sustainable, properly embedded whole-school approach to ending sexual harassment and sexual abuse.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.