Women and Youth Safety and Security Awareness Training
How can women and youth of faith protect themselves in online spaces? How can we ensure places of worship are protected against vandalism? How can women and youth address their mental wellbeing? These questions and more can be answered through the free safety and security training provided by SOAR.
This is intensive targeted work with a focus on the assessed needs of youth and women with a focus on community safety and security training for women and young congregants to address the needs of families and young people, acknowledging and developing the important role of informal leadership within faith communities.
The main themes covered in the training include potential internal and external security threats women and youth might face, both physical and online in nature. The interactive training was developed to include lecture style sections, as well as participant activities and active discussions. It has been designed to be a one-off session that can be delivered to places of worship, and to women and youth-led religious organizations and groups. The goal for this session is to equip women and youth worshipers with practical means to improve their security in and around places of worship (POW). The training is set up in a way that introduces participants to the basic concept of security at places of worship.
Duration & Delivery
This 2 hour long training session can be delivered either in-person or online
The target audience for these training sessions are:
- women from all faiths and ages, with supervisory or managerial responsibilities in places of worship
- youth of all genders and faiths between the ages of 15-29
- training can be held for women and youth separately or having both groups combined
- no prior security experience needed
After the training participants should feel
- empowered to improve their personal security with practical solutions that can be adopted immediately
- a better understanding of potential security threats, and appropriate prevention and response measures