Promoting positive relationships in schools and communities
AGENDA and Primary Agenda are free online toolkits to help explore ideas around equality and diversity with children and young people.
They offer creative age-appropriate ways to:
- empower children to explore and express what matters to them
- support young people’s right to speak out and engage as active citizens with issues they care about
- safely and creatively challenge gender inequalities and oppressive gender norms.
The AGENDA packs are based on principles of equality, inclusivity, children’s rights and social justice. They tackle the causes and consequences of violence against girls and women, homophobia and transphobia.
Both toolkits can be used to support the delivery of relationships and sexuality education and are available in English and Welsh.
Background to AGENDA
In 2015, when the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act was passed, the Welsh Government worked with Welsh Women’s Aid to publish guidance for education practitioners on how to promote gender wellbeing and gender equalities for respectful relationships (Welsh Government, 2015).
A key part of this practitioner guidance encourages young people to actively start up or get involved in local and global campaigns to stop gender-based and sexual violence in their schools and communities.
AGENDA was developed to give young people (aged 11-18) the tools and guidance to explore these ideas, run campaigns and raise awareness.
In 2019, we published Primary AGENDA to help practitioners empower younger children (aged 7-11) to make positive relationships matter in their schools and communities.