Breaking the Binary Code
Celebrating gender and sexuality diversity, challenging stereotypes and relationship expectations.
Breaking the Binary Code is a 18-month primary prevention of family violence project led in partnership with The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, Barwon Adolescent Taskforce (BATForce), City of Greater Geelong, and Creative Geelong Inc, funded by the Victorian State Government under the Free from Violence Fund.
The project has a strengths-based approach working with LGBTIQA+ young people, community and stakeholders.
- support the community in increasing awareness and understanding of what a healthy, safe and respectful relationship looks like in a LGBTIQA+ relationship;
- challenge images of gender, sexuality and expectations in relationships, that are portrayed through pornography and the online environment, and promote healthy, safe and respectful relationships that are free from violence;
- develop key terms to include in a narrative that will support parents/carers in having conversations with young LGBTIQA+ people about the subject matter; and
- challenge the binary constructs of women and men and provide supportive and inclusive language for young people exploring gender and sexuality.
The project will engage in activities including:
- Consultation and engagement
- Use of inclusive language about gender, sexuality and family violence.
- Develop a creative resource to support discussion and conversation about gender and sexuality diversity and relationships that are free from violence.
- Challenge society binary constructs of gender and sexuality through challenging images within social norms, stereotypes and media, and stereotypes and relationship expectations
- The Breaking the Binary Code project summary report
- Breaking the Binary Code Factsheet
- Creative Zines
For more information about the Breaking the Binary Code project, please email [email protected]