This YouTube channel brings together videos on sexual violence made by and for teenagers! Its content, available in French only, is the product of a socio-numerical campaign conducted by the Laboratoire d’études sur la violence et la sexualité, under the supervision of Professor Mylène Fernet of the Department of Sexology at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal).
The videos are intended to inform young people about sexual violence perpetrated in the context of intimate relationships, to deconstruct myths surrounding sexuality, and to raise awareness about the role of active witnesses. You might find them useful as part of a workshop with students.
Video Clips to Prioritize
Despite the relevance of all the clips, we have selected a few that address different aspects of sexual violence:
- Soyons solidaires contre les violences sexuelles (Solidarity against sexual violence) (1m14). A scenario that shows the importance of active witnesses in a situation of sexual violence.
- Et si c’était toi sur la photo? (What if it was you in the photo?) (1m08). A scenario that helps understand the negative consequences of sharing intimate photos, both for the victim and the offender.
- La violence sexuelle dans les relations amoureuses, ça arrive aux gars aussi (Sexual violence in romantic relationships happens to guys too) (1m05). A scenario that deconstructs the myth that men cannot experience sexual violence.
- Les différentes formes de violence sexuelle dans les relations intimes (The different forms of sexual violence in intimate relationships) (5m43). A scenario that helps to understand the insidious nature of sexual violence and the extent to which pressure from a partner makes awareness difficult in the context of an intimate relationship.
Laboratoire d’études sur la violence et la sexualité
Under the supervision of Professor Mylène Fernet of the Department of Sexology at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal), the Laboratoire d’études sur la violence et la sexualité focuses on sexuality, teenage romantic relationships, forms of violence and cyberviolence, as well as HIV. The Professor’s website includes information about the laboratory, its current and past projects, as well as featured video clips.