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Young peopleyou're not alone

Education in schools and universities

Preventing and empowering

The JWA education programme aims to prevent domestic violence by educating secondary school pupils and university students about healthy relationships and the warning signs of abuse.

We know that sometimes domestic violence is not acknowledged as an issue within Jewish communities and young people can feel isolated and ashamed about their own experiences or something they have witnessed.

In our school and university sessions we aim to:

  • Define domestic violence in all its forms
  • Promote healthy and safe relationships
  • Challenge negative stereotypes
  • Address domestic violence as a community issue
  • Empower young people to access support
  • Raise awareness of JWA and its purposes as an organisation

How we work

We use a variety of methods to explore the issues around domestic abuse, including audio and video clips as well as drama and ‘real life’ stories. We’ve recently developed, with the help of young people, our own short film scenes that we screen and discuss.

Our school and university sessions are delivered by a team of trained facilitators, many of whom have professional teaching backgrounds.

We also work closely with Streetwise and Maccabi to deliver co-ordinated Lifeskills days in several London schools, and with UJS in our work on university campuses.

Pupils and students are always given a leaflet to take away so that they have additional information and the contact details of JWA.

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JWA is grateful to the Bonita Trust for part-funding its education work in schools and universities.