Deana Puccio and Allison Havey

Deana Puccio and Allison Havey

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The RAP Project, (Raising Awareness and Prevention), was established in 2012 in order to deliver no nonsense, hard hitting yet humorous presentations to teenagers in the UK about negotiating relationships in the digital age.  RAP’s aim is to raise awareness about personal safety and empowering teens with the messages of mutual respect and mutual consent.  Presenters Deana and Allison tackle taboo subjects such as rape, sexual assault, consent, the influence of pornography and sexting on teenage attitudes and expectations. RAP has addressed over 12,000 students over 100 schools since it began. These include Fettes School, Fortismere School, Eton College, St. Paul’s Girls School, St Paul’s School, Hampstead School, Felsted School, Priory Park and St Mary’s Ascot amongst many others.

Deana is a former Sex Crimes Prosecutor who worked in the United States’ first department dedicated to investigating sexual crimes in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. Allison is a writer/producer and media consultant who has worked for ABC News, NBC News, Associated Press Television News and Fox Business News amongst others.

Deana and Allison are both mums living in London with teenagers. Their guide for parents, Sex, Likes and Social Media: Talking to Our Teens in the Digital Age, published in 2016, was named as one of The Sun‘s Top 5 Parenting Books, and one of The Independent‘s Top 10.

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The RAP Project @rapprojectuk

This is heartbreaking. Banning abortion does not stop abortions, it just stops safe abortions. Solidarity with those in the US who are affected by this

“all allegations of sexual harassment, assault and violence will be taken seriously, acted upon promptly and investigated”.

“...festivals are taking a proactive approach in preventing sexual assault, and that abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.”

https://bit.ly/3HKLKpn

Phoebe Case examines the pressure felt by young woman to satisfy men.

"Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies?" #malegaze #Friendscantell

➤ https://exposure.org.uk/2022/06/the-male-gaze-2-its-impact-on-society-and-social-media/

Our message to survivors of domestic abuse tonight is clear: if you need support, Refuge is here for you, round the clock. We will believe you and we will support you. You are not alone.

Happy #Pride from everyone at RAP!

Sending love to the LGBTQ+ community, we celebrate you

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎

🌈 HAPPY PRIDE MONTH 🌈

This is your reminder that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated!

🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Here's an explainer on how @PlanUK and @OurStreetsNow's proposed #PublicSexualHarassment law could work https://inews.co.uk/news/public-sex-harassment-bill-explained-wolf-whistling-prison-1645355 @DexterDiasQC @DrProudman

The Australian government has launched the #MakeNoDoubt campaign, showing how to ask for consent in real-world scenarios.

This is a great campaign to show that asking for consent is simple and isn't a "mood killer", however it is mandatory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH5bWRwcWLo

#consent

💔 Same month as #ChildQ, 14-yr old menstruating, autistic mixed race girl #Olivia handcuffed & underwear cut off in front of male #Met officers - 1 of 13,000 under 18s strip searched by UK police in last 5 yrs. Met says "We don't want to be doing this" 🤔
https://bbc.in/3wHhcRi

Today is International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. No one should live in fear or prejudice because of who they love, or how they identify. We all deserve to feel great about who we are.

Is Instagram affecting your child's self-esteem?

"Instagram Likes May Be Distorting Children’s Perception Of Reality, Says New Mental Health Research"

https://bit.ly/3NlOdYQ

Totally behind all the good work that @FumbleUK does @EpsomCollegeUK improving the #lives of #youngpeople @meetoo_helps @WellbeingHubTT #RSE #relationships #pshe @PSHEassociation @ithappens_edu @rapprojectuk #sexed #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth https://twitter.com/FumbleUK/status/1526472618173337601

Why do Women's Bodies terrify those in power so much that they choose to take away our control of our bodies?
Is it our Deep Desires? Our Monthly Bleeds? Our Multiple Orgasms? You Know Not Our Power.

Thank You #V

https://bit.ly/3wc3ULo

The Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito and obtained by POLITICO.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Alito writes. https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473

We are looking forward to welcoming Deana Puccio Ferraro, co-founder of @rapprojectuk (RAP-Raising Awareness & Prevention) on 5th May - she will be talking to the pupils/parents on the important topics of consent, sexual harassment, assault, gender stereotypes & media influence.

What is happening to rape survivors in England and Wales needs to change

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/25/victims-systematically-failed-in-england-and-wales-report-finds

75% of girls and young women aged 12-21 have experienced some form of #PublicSexualHarassment – a daily occurrence for girls, with no legal protection.

I support the call by @PlanUK and @OurStreetsNow for public sexual harassment to be recognised as a #CrimeNotCompliment

Openly queer and femme-presenting people are so vulnerable to abuse as a result of outward displays of affection. What kind of world are we living in where people cannot express their love for one another without fear of harassment?

A post by @rapfoundationuk earlier. Congratulations to Marc for this amazing feat and for the funds raised!!