Sex Ed Matters: Tackling Sex & Relationship Taboos

by Laura, Gussie and Sian in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd September 2019 we successfully raised £5,230 with 104 supporters in 28 days

Sex Ed Matters will deliver empowering Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) workshops to young people in schools across the UK.

by Laura, Gussie and Sian in London, England, United Kingdom

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Adam Cunis 2nd September 2019

Having witnessed first hand the discrepancies in language, acceptance and understanding of these issues through conversations with students around the UK it’s essential that we do more. This is a very important initiative.

Tracey Ruck 31st August 2019

You ladies are so inspiring, I wish you the best of luck with your project, it is so vital for young people to have the knowledge and support they may not receive at home.

Tiziana Pirola 30th August 2019

I have a firm belief that sex ed is crucial to establish a new culture in relationships, based on respect, consent, understanding your feelings, desires and boundaries and negotiate them with your partner with openness and trust. As a young woman, I felt I lacked these things in my teens and had to navigate the complex emotional issues of sexuality on my own. It took me years just to learn how to talk about these issues without circling around the subject. I believe that sex ed can be an empowering tools for girls and can help redefine masculinity in a more open and caring way. I am not from the UK, but I believe this issue is common to much of the Western world - and beyond that - and I'm willing to put my money behind my words, hoping that at least somewhere we can make progress.

Charlie Mason 23rd August 2019

This is a very inspiring and important cause. Thank you for recognising the struggle young people go through due to a lack of information. I have no doubt this will change lives. Good luck to you all, I know you will absolutely exceed all your expectations.

Ruth Behan 22nd August 2019

It is essential that children and young people get good quality sex and relationship education because this is such an important part life. Denying children and young people knowledge send the idea that sex is shameful. Abusers hide under cover of this wall of embarrassment and shame because prevents sensible discussion of the issue of consent.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£55 or more

Become a £55 founder!

...and 1) you can nominate a state school to take part in our free empowering Sex Ed Matters pilot programme and 2) buy a Sex Ed Matters toolkit complete with stickers and crucial RSE resources for you/a founding schools we visit.

£15 or more

Become a £15 founder!

...and we will arm you/one of the founding schools we visit with Sex Ed Matters stickers and a shiny branded tote bag (check out our photos!) to tackle sex and relationship taboos on an everyday basis.

£25 or more

Become a £25 founder!

...and we will 1) recognise you as a founding supporter on our website so that any student empowered by our work knows who to thank and 2) a giant thank you card from all of our first students!

£35 or more

Become a £35 founder!

... to buy all of the materials we need for our first Sex Ed Matters talk! We'll send you messages from the students who benefit from this amazing purchase.

£75 or more

Become a £75 founder!

...and co-fund one of our first talks and workshops (the total cost of each talk/workshop is £100 including resources like our printed RSE toolkit and localised campaign materials like 'Sex Ed Matters' stickers). This is so central to our work. We would massively appreciate this amazing purchase, sending you a big 'thank you' card from the first students to benefit from your funding and regular updates if you would like to be kept up to date.

£100 or more

Become a £100 founder!

... and fund an entire school talk and workshop. This buy will empower a whole year group of students with good consent, sex and relationship education. It's HUGE! We will send you a big thank you card from all of the kids who benefit from your funding as well as a 'Sex Ed Matters' tote bag and regular updates if you would like them.

£500 or more

Become a £500 founder!

...and buy empowering RSE talks to 5 schools. You will help us to keep hundreds of students safer, tackle consent misconceptions and enable students to speak up about the problems they face and taboos that hold them back. To say a big 'thank you' for your funding we will send you a thank you card from the kids your funding empowers, a tote bag, stickers, our RSE resources and keep you updated if you would like us to.


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