A Pavee perspective - Travellers’ attitudes to sexual relationships and sex education

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317562
Title:
A Pavee perspective - Travellers’ attitudes to sexual relationships and sex education
Authors:
McGaughey, Fiona
Citation:
McGaughey F. A Pavee perspective - Travellers’ attitudes to sexual relationships and sex education. Dublin: Pavee Point; 2011
Publisher:
Pavee Point Travellers' Centre
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317562
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Bac kground and rati onale The Crisis Pregnancy Agency provided funding to Pavee Point Travellers Centre to develop culturally appropriate training modules and materials on sexuality and relationship education for Traveller young people and parents. These modules include general sexual health and relationship information within the context of the Traveller culture. It is anticipated that these modules will be piloted through a Training of Trainers programme regionally and will have the potential to be rolled out nationally subject to available resources in years two and three. A key component of the project was to conduct research on Travellers’ attitudes to sexual relationship and sexual education. The rationale for the project arose from the work of Pavee Point. Pavee Point is a voluntary, or nongovernmental, organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers. The group is comprised of Travellers and members of the majority population working together in partnership to address the needs of Travellers as a minority group experiencing exclusion and marginalisation. The aim of Pavee Point is to contribute to improvement in the quality of life and living circumstances of Irish Travellers, through working for social justice, solidarity, socio-economic development and human rights. The work of Pavee Point is based on two key premises: ■■ Real improvement in Travellers’ living circumstances and social situation requires the active involvement of Travellers themselves. ■■ Non-Travellers have a responsibility to address the various processes which serve to exclude Travellers from participating as equals in society.Pavee Point’s approach includes a youth work dimension and through our work with Traveller families across Ireland and with young Travellers in particular, it became clear that many Travellers often did not receive sex education in school, partly due to early school leaving patterns, and that many Travellers do not receive sex education in the home. Furthermore the existing provision of RSE in mainstream education and youth services needs to be more inclusive of Traveller ethnicity and culture in order to meet the needs of young Travellers. It was decided that a project aimed at improving awareness and fostering discussion was needed by targeting young Travellers and their parents in an out-of-school setting. To facilitate this, the project aims to develop the capacity of the Traveller community to deliver peer to peer training, to support the development of more inclusive practise in RSE education and to develop culturally appropriate workshop materials that can be re-produced to use with the Traveller community, or other minority groups.
Keywords:
TRAVELLERS AND GYPSIES; SEX EDUCATION
ISBN:
1897598297
Sponsors:
Crisis Pregnancy Agency

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGaughey, Fionaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-28T15:35:09Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-28T15:35:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09-
dc.identifier.citationMcGaughey F. A Pavee perspective - Travellers’ attitudes to sexual relationships and sex education. Dublin: Pavee Point; 2011en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn1897598297-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317562-
dc.descriptionBac kground and rati onale The Crisis Pregnancy Agency provided funding to Pavee Point Travellers Centre to develop culturally appropriate training modules and materials on sexuality and relationship education for Traveller young people and parents. These modules include general sexual health and relationship information within the context of the Traveller culture. It is anticipated that these modules will be piloted through a Training of Trainers programme regionally and will have the potential to be rolled out nationally subject to available resources in years two and three. A key component of the project was to conduct research on Travellers’ attitudes to sexual relationship and sexual education. The rationale for the project arose from the work of Pavee Point. Pavee Point is a voluntary, or nongovernmental, organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers. The group is comprised of Travellers and members of the majority population working together in partnership to address the needs of Travellers as a minority group experiencing exclusion and marginalisation. The aim of Pavee Point is to contribute to improvement in the quality of life and living circumstances of Irish Travellers, through working for social justice, solidarity, socio-economic development and human rights. The work of Pavee Point is based on two key premises: ■■ Real improvement in Travellers’ living circumstances and social situation requires the active involvement of Travellers themselves. ■■ Non-Travellers have a responsibility to address the various processes which serve to exclude Travellers from participating as equals in society.Pavee Point’s approach includes a youth work dimension and through our work with Traveller families across Ireland and with young Travellers in particular, it became clear that many Travellers often did not receive sex education in school, partly due to early school leaving patterns, and that many Travellers do not receive sex education in the home. Furthermore the existing provision of RSE in mainstream education and youth services needs to be more inclusive of Traveller ethnicity and culture in order to meet the needs of young Travellers. It was decided that a project aimed at improving awareness and fostering discussion was needed by targeting young Travellers and their parents in an out-of-school setting. To facilitate this, the project aims to develop the capacity of the Traveller community to deliver peer to peer training, to support the development of more inclusive practise in RSE education and to develop culturally appropriate workshop materials that can be re-produced to use with the Traveller community, or other minority groups.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipCrisis Pregnancy Agencyen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPavee Point Travellers' Centreen_GB
dc.subjectTRAVELLERS AND GYPSIESen_GB
dc.subjectSEX EDUCATIONen_GB
dc.titleA Pavee perspective - Travellers’ attitudes to sexual relationships and sex educationen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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