Did you know that in Europe, one in three women encounters online violence on a regular basis? This needs to stop. It no longer suffices to just teach people how to protect themselves. We need to encourage action: for everyone to realise what violent behaviour consists of, where it comes from and what are its consequences. Let’s open up the debate on why mostly women fall victim to this. We want everyone to stand up for those close to them experiencing cyber violence. Everyone has to realize that only the perpetrator is to blame for violence and never the victim.
WHAT WE DO
We are raising awareness
To stop cyber violence from happening, we need to talk about what causes it, what it consists of and what are its consequences. It’s imperative to understand the full spectrum of cyber violence. By providing workshops for schools, we plan to shine a light on this problem, and to firmly address it.
We want to contribute by giving every woman the possibility to feel safe. That’s why Konsent focuses on prevention of rape and sexual harassment and cyber violence. We don’t tell women what they should or shouldn’t do in order not to get harmed. The other way round, we explain to men what rape and harassment and violence mean and what are their consequences. We don’t want to distress anyone. However, sex must take place only with the consent of both partners and flirting is supposed to be enjoyable for all involved. We support women to not be afraid to speak up.