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'A significant step': Chanel Contos backs Labor's $40m sexual consent campaign

May 26, 2024

Australians will be prodded to brush up on consent as part of a national push to educate children and end gender-based violence in a generation. The campaign was informed by consultation with a panel of sexual violence and consent experts, including Teach Us Consent campaigner Chanel Contos.


Increasing rates of teen sexual assault could be contributing to rising adolescent mental health problems

Alison Branley
May 23, 2024

The concern about porn and social media is supported by youth-led advocacy group Teach Us Consent, which heard from more than 7,000 Australian teens who were victims of sexual violence, many of them girls.

New York Times

Push to Improve Sex Ed in Australia Comes From 10,000 Miles Away

Isabella Kwai
October 15, 2021

“It’s something that happens every single day and no one talks about it, and it happens to children and it happens to teenagers... Maybe the same boys who sexually assault people as teenagers take advantage of people in the workplace when they’re in powerful positions.”

9 News

Consent education given $3.5 million to reduce sexual violence among young people

Lucy Slade
May 12, 2023

Funding for consent education has been given a $3.5 million boost to assist in reaching the goal of ending violence against women and children in one generation. Teach Us Consent will expand its work on educating people aged 16 years and above on sexual violence and consent, with funds allocated from the 2023-24 budget.

Marie Claire

What you need to know about stealthing

Chanel Contos
January 10, 2023

It’s a sex crime in four states, yet only 15 per cent of Australians know what stealthing is. Here, consent advocate Chanel Contos writes for marie claire about the complexities of this unique form of sexual violence, and four people who have experienced stealthing share their stories to help fight for change.

9 News

'We did it': Consent education to be mandated in all Australian schools

Savannah Meacham
February 17, 2022

Education ministers across the nation "unanimously" agreed today to implement holistic and age-appropriate consent education in every Australian school… The pioneer of the change, Chanel Contos, began petitioning on social media a year ago demanding better consent education in schools.


‘You Can’t Unhear This Stuff’: The Powerful Conversations From Chanel Contos’ Consent Forum

Alicia Vrajlal
September 23, 2021

Last week Teach Us Consent founder Chanel Contos hosted an online roundtable event with key ministers and stakeholders to discuss how respectful relationships, sex, and consent education is best embedded in Australia's national curriculum.


Push to make sexual consent education compulsory in Australian curriculum to stem assaults

Neelima Choahan
September 23, 2021

On Thursday, Teach Us Consent convened a roundtable, bringing together experts, political leaders and people with lived experience to discuss how respectful relationship, sex and consent education is best embedded in the national curriculum.

Sydney Morning Herald

Hundreds of Sydney students claim they were sexually assaulted

Natassia Chrysanthos
February 19, 2021

A former Sydney schoolgirl has called for “sexual consent education” to be taught much earlier after an online petition was swamped with testimonies from young women, some of whom say they were 13 when they were sexually assaulted by their male peers.

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