Welcome to Campaign 4 Consent!
What is consent?
The concept of consent is easy. If someone wants to engage in sexual intercourse, they will give their consent – in other words, they will agree, so there is no confusion. There are no “blurred lines” when it comes to sexual activity. If someone is crying, admits to feeling pressured, says no or is unable to give consent (underage, incoherently drunk, etc), they have not given consent, and should not be persuaded or forced to do anything.
No-one should be taken advantage of when they are vulnerable, and that is a moral code which we hope a greater understanding of consent will promote. No matter what someone is wearing and no matter how much they may have been “flirting”, no-one is ever asking to be assaulted – ever. We want every student in the country to know this, so that such terrible crimes as sexual assault can be taken more seriously and can be prevented.
Consent is important; it’s there to protect us. It’s there to make sure that people cannot force someone to take part in sexual intercourse without having committed a crime. It is not a guideline, it is a code to live by; if someone doesn’t give consent, that is final – consent has NOT been given.
What is Campaign4Consent?
Campaign4Consent is a TYFA campaign to get sexual consent taught in schools as part to the SRE (sex and relationships education)National Curriculum. We believe that the current curriculum is lacking information in important areas of teaching teens how to have happy, healthy sexual relationships such as LGBT+ sex and relationships, abusive relationships or consent. We believe that all of these are important and need to be taught but it is immediately crucial for consent to be taught as it is universally relevant as well as just a very basic concept that should be common knowledge however is very often overlooked.