Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (209)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

209. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of third level institutions offering sexual consent workshops to students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26511/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In recent years third level institutions have established sexual consent programmes and workshops for their students. On 5th April 2019 my colleague the Minister of State for Higher Education launched the Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions, “Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive – Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions”. This Framework outlines specific aims and outcomes for students, staff, third level institutions, as well as the Higher Education Authority and my Department. Funding of €400,000 is being made available by my Department over the period 2019-2020 to assist institutions in progressing initiatives in this area.

In relation to the information requested by the Deputy, I am arranging for the higher education institutions to be contacted in this regard.