At the moment we’re all learning lots about boundaries and personal space. One of the things we can spend all our free time on is learning more about ourselves, who we are and the impact we want to create on those around us.
Just last week, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre announced an amazing campaign, in which they collaborated with 20 of Ireland leading Tiktokkers, to raise awareness around sexual consent using the hashtag #100Consent – a play on the expression 100 per cent.
The #100Consent campaign focuses on clarity and communication, understanding that being even 1% unsure when it comes to sexual consent, could have devastating consequences. By engaging the TikTokkers through a voluntary day of workshops and brainstorming sessions, the DRCC is challenging these young, creative content producers to convey the #100Consent messaging to their followers in a style and medium that resonates. Workshop themes include “The stages of consent”, “The scale of agreement” and “The power of social influence”.
The Tiktokkers include Nia Gallagher aka @nia_gall, Lauren Whelan aka @laurenwhelxn and Jacob Donegan aka @itz_jacob_33 as well as Fionnuala Jones and Thomas Arnold. Between them all they have a combined following of 2.8M people so this message has huge power, and huge impact.
Speaking at the announcement of this innovative, youth-driven campaign, Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said “DRCC is both honoured and delighted that these great young people agreed to give time and thought to this new #100Consent campaign. Their TikTok activity shows that they are all brilliant communicators. We are learning a lot from them and are really looking forward to this collaboration. As far as we know, this is the first time that Irish TikTokkers have assembled to talk about an important social issue from a campaign perspective. We in the DRCC are excited to be part of a new way of getting the consent message out there and getting young people to think about how consent really features in their lives.”
Watch them in action here…
If you or anyone you know needs to contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, it operates a National helpline at 1800 77 8888 which is open 24 hours a day.