Virgin Territory Research Workshops
‘It opened my mind to both sides of the situation and made me really think about the sexualisation of both boys and girls’ Participant, Brighton
VDT delivered VIRGIN TERRITORY WORKSHOPS with young people (14+) and adults to investigate the challenges that young people face.
VIRGIN TERRITORY WORKSHOPS took place in a ‘staged space’ with participants responding to a series of craft based tasks and filmed sequences of VDT works. The workshops were bespoke spaces to express opinions, learn something new and be creative.
Participants also contributed to VDT’s digital campaign for change that ran alongside workshops. The campaign invites people to write and share one positive practical action anyone can do to combat the pressures of everyday sexism and online culture. You can see the hundreds of contributions so far by searching #VDTEverydayAction.
VIRGIN TERRITORY RESEARCH LINKS
Sophie Bissonnette’s Documentary (! WARNING – This film deals with mature subject matter)
Everyday Sexism Project
Women Not Objects Campaign
NSPCC PANTS Rule, Keeping Children Safe
14-year-old Kayley Dixon reads powerful and disturbing poem “A Touch of Sexual Assault”
SAFEGUARDING POLICY, CHILD PROTECTION & DISCLOSURES
VDT’s WORKSHOPS are facilitated by an experienced team, with clear guidelines to support personal disclosures who create a safe space framed by a rigorous safeguarding policy, where participants can share dialogue and creative exchange. All VDT facilitators hold Enhanced DBS Certificates and include a Licensed Chaperone.