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The International Day of Consent is 30th November annually. 

It’s a day to focus on consent as a practice and a tool for changing lives.  

Consent is so much more than a simple yes or no.  Consent is about how we connect, with ourselves, with each other, and with the world we make together.  Consent is transformative.

The world’s first International Day of Consent, spearheaded by Jenny Wilson of Irregular Arts and consentculture.co.uk, took place on 30th November 2018, as a small gathering and performance event at Theatre in the Mill in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

In 2019, Wilson ran the first Festival of Consent in Leeds, UK, including international artists, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and performances exploring consent.

In 2020, Kitty Stryker, founder of consentculture.com and editor of “Ask: Building Consent Culture”, came on board to help create the first online Festival of Consent.

This 14 day online event cultivated conversations about consent from people all over the world, in an intense burst of consent culture activism, education and awareness raising.  

In 2021 we launch the IDoConsent Podcast series. 

In 2022 we want to produce another festival – with online and in-person content happening internationally.  

We will keep on championing consent culture, with the International Day of Consent as a focus for sharing and connecting.