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Sexual Violence is a social problem that we need to address everyday.
Until the age of 12, boys and girls are abused in a ratio of 1:6.
After the age of 12, girls and women are abused in a ratio of 1:3; boys and men are abused in a ration of 1:7.
In 87% of abuse cases the abuser is known to the survivor.
Approx. 65% of abuse cases took place when the victims were minors.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, in 2012, 40% of women have reported incidents of sexual harassment at the workplace.
The Education Department at the JRCC was founded in 1997, and has been conducting prevention workshops successfully ever since. We aim to raise awareness of the many issues surrounding sexual violence through workshops in schools in the Jerusalem Area as well as non-formal educational settings. The JRCC's education volunteers facilitate Prevention Education and Risk Reduction Outreach Workshops for the wider community, focusing on schools, youth groups, community centers, and at-risk cultural groups on the edges of Israeli society, at the ages of 12-18. We strive to directly educate and empower Jerusalem’s impressionable youth- via comprehensive workshops - as to the issues surrounding Sexual Violence, it’s prevention and support, as well as Human Rights. The workshops are also tailored to meet the needs of specific communities and reach out to the diverse population of Jerusalem in an appropriate manner.
The educational workshops focus on three main subjects:
Raising awareness to the phenomenon of sexual assault and understanding the social roots of the problem.
Advancing gender equality and respect between men and women. During adolescence one’s personal, social and sexual identity is formed. The workshops pass on a message of respecting boundaries, communication, and free consent.
Presenting support opportunities for survivors of incest and sexual assault. From data collected by the ARCCI, approximately 65% of survivors were abused before the age of 18. The workshops advise about the consulting and support services of the JRCC. Indeed, after every workshop there is an increase in calls made to the Hotline by teenagers seeking help.
If you are interested in our services, please reach out to us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.