Wintercearig’s Earth 2020 – Let’s talk about “CONSENT”

 

 

Consent – A word which meaning is still not well understand and convey in our society
Consent is defined as the “compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another”. The definition is clear and short. The reality is far more complex as the understanding of consent is influenced by many factors such as culture and education. Furthermore, crises, such as the current one we are undergoing now with Covid-19, can accentuate daily issues linked to consent. Because understanding and embracing consent (and consent withdrawal) is a key piece to fight violence and harassment.

 

UNFPA (United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency) reports that that one in three women on average globally experience some form of violence over their lifetimes, usually at the hands of a spouse or domestic partner. In Vietnam, from UNICEF source, the police recorded 1,547 child abuse cases in 2018 but due to the culture of secrecy around abuse, the real numbers are suspected to be much higher. In Vietnam, “the generation gap has left young people without information and support as their sex lives evolve”, which can lead to not understanding the “consent” principle itself – in addition to the culture of secrecy and the fear of shaming deeply rooted in Vietnam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wintercearig’s Earth 2020 – A safe space for talking

 

Wintercearig’s Earth 2020 is a combination of talks & activities, a safe place where people can share their thoughts, connect with others, access to information, and be help with guidance in understanding consent.

 

At Wintercearig’s Earth you’ll find: Consent Tents for individuals to have an open discussion with either themselves or others – A Literary Section for reading. Bar de Force Press will have their own section for their published books – A section of past stories in Vietnam – Talks with facilitators and speakers on the importance of consent, body sovereignty & autonomy, verbal & non-verbal consent, cultural/sex, power & the influences, emotional repercussions (intervention) – Speaker, Ms Mia Nguyen from Ladies of Vietnam, who have done a great amount of work for the community in terms of maintaining mental health and gender equality. – Activities & exercises help participants to understand personal boundaries with verbal and non-verbal consent – Exhibition by visual artists on their vision about consent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricia – Founder of the Wintercearig project explains “For such an important event on the topic of Consent, for it to be the most impactful, we decided to have not only talks on the topics but physical activities as well as visual representations to better engage with the public, especially young adults and teenagers.” Tricia came up with the idea for Wintercearig in late 2016, after being diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and bouts of depression. For many years of dancing and drawing, art has helped her through many difficult times. “Through research I have found that there is a great stigma about mental health and the lack of treatment facilities in Vietnam. I think art can be a great way to express one’s feelings without the fear of being judged. I am willing to support the community here in understanding the psychological issues we face.”

 

Wintercearig’s Earth 2020
Consent Event (Sự Kiện Đồng Thuận) 2020

“Let’s talk about CONSENT”

Event in Vietnamese, translated in English
Date: 25-26/07/2020 – TIME: From 7.30 am
VENUE: Fulbright University: 105 Tôn Dật Tiên, Tân Phú, Quận 7, TP HCM – Maker Space (2F)

Free entrance

 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Diễn Thuyết và Q&A / Talk & Q&A

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Vẽ sự Đồng Thuận của bạn / Draw your own Consent

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Ricardo’s Workshop on Consent Scenarios

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Ilse’s Movement Based Workshop on Body Language

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Angee’s Thảo Luận Mở / Open Discussion

 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Diễn Thuyết và Q&A / Talk & Q&A

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Vẽ sự Đồng Thuận của bạn / Draw your own Consent

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Ricardo’s Workshop on Consent Scenarios

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Ilse’s Movement Based Workshop on Body Language

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Angee’s Thảo Luận Mở / Open Discussion

 

More info HERE  

 

 

 

 

 

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