Help to end

identity-based violence

Example workshop formats:

- Day long workshop programme with testimony; combining whole year group sessions, breakout sessions and first hand testimony from a survivor or perpetrator

- Classroom workshop sessions; smaller, classroom based sessions for each form/class in a year group over the course of a single day

- Condensed (1-2 hour) workshop; working with a whole year group in assembly format with or without testimony from a survivor or perpetrator

If these formats don’t suit your needs we can work with you to find a format that will. for example we can also deliver sessions in smaller, classroom-based contexts or with whole year groups (or more),
in shorter or more extended formats (from an hour to half day or day-long sessions).

What does it cost?

We are determined that as many young people as possible should get the opportunity to explore the important issues raised by our workshops and we do our utmost to ensure that the workshops are affordable to all schools or colleges.

In general we will ask for a donation to help cover some of our facilitator expenses which is affordable to most schools. However we are always willing to discuss options if there is no budget available whatsoever.

Whatever your need, get in touch and we will do all that we can to help!

What makes us different?

Our expertise:  As experts on identity-based violence we are uniquely placed to help young people better understand what identity-based violence is as well as its common causes. Our school workshops have been designed by our in-house education team who have designed and implemented national education programmes in the UK and Rwanda, led research on peace-building education around the world, and have engaged thousands of young people on these issues.

Our approach: By exploring historical and contemporary examples of identity-based violence our workshops “join the dots” to help young people discover their common causes; from hate crime in our own communities to genocide and violent extremism around the world. In doing so, young people are more easily able to understand what seem like a complex set of unrelated issues and gain a greater understanding of our collective responsibility for tackling identity-based violence in all its forms

Our offer: Experienced facilitators provide everything you need to tackle this sensitive and challenging subject with young people and are experienced in leading discussions and responding to questions constructively. In addition, we offer a range of ways to support schools and students on an ongoing basis; from training for teachers to help you achieve a positive and inclusive school culture to free resources and toolkits to support teachers once we have left the classroom

Contact us:

To find out more about the workshops, to book, or to chat to a member of our team:

Call: 020 3859 9509


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What we do:

Our facilitated school workshops are designed to equip the next generation with the understanding and strategies they need to reject prejudice and violence. Workshops can be delivered in a range of ways to meet the needs of your school and timetable and are interactive and participatory; drawing on a wide-range of examples of identity-based violence. This enables young people to discover and recognise the common and preventable causes that underpin all forms - from hate crime to genocide. Thanks to our growing network of survivors and perpetrators; we are also able to bring first-hand experience of identity-based violence into the classroom.

Who we are:

Protection Approaches is the leading organisation in the UK committed to ending identity-based violence around the world. We do this through our work with decision and policy makers as well as through grassroots engagement with young people and communities. As experts on this challenge we are uniquely placed to help others better understand identity-based violence, its common causes, and how we can work together to prevent it.

What is identity-based violence?

Identity-based violence is any act of violence motivated by the perpetrator's conceptualisation of their victim's identity, for example their race, gender, sexuality, religion or political affiliation. It encompasses hate crime, violent extremism, and genocide and affects individuals as well as entire groups and communities all around the world. While its victims and the ways in which it manifests often look different the causes of identity based violence are usually the same. By understanding the common causes of these seemingly disconnected forms of violence we can develop and promote effective, evidenced strategies of prediction, prevention, and protection.

In brief:

- Expertly designed workshops can be flexibly delivered to meet the specific needs of your school and timetable

- Experienced facilitators and experts on identity based violence lead all sessions; supporting constructive discussions and debate on this sensitive and challenging subject

- Exploration of historical and contemporary examples of identity based violence “join the dots” to help young people discover their common causes; from hate crime in our own communities to genocide and violent extremism around the world

- First hand testimony offers an immediate and powerful way for young people to connect to these issues on a personal level - building empathy for victims and helping young people understand why perpetrators may be led to behave in the ways they do

- Helps meet statutory safeguarding responsibilities

Preventing prejudice, building resilience
Interactive workshops & assemblies for key stages 3, 4 & 5