Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment Students have collaborated to deliver The “Bro-Code” Radio Project for Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2014. The “Bro-Code” is a seven episode radio drama that discusses sexual violence against women. The radio project was inspired by “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign which originated with Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton (SAVE) and explores men’s role in ending sexual violence.

The seven episodes feature the talent of three student writers and twelve student voice actors who dramatize complexities and dynamics in effect within youth culture around sexual violence. By speaking to youth the radio drama is well placed as girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 are the most likely victims of sexual assault.

“As someone who has experienced sexual violence first hand, I felt this was a great and creative way to help the issue. The series is entertaining, relatable, and educational hopefully it will help change the misogynistic attitudes of young men.” said Jenny Cooney, Producer.

We expect this project will help illuminate real choices for individuals about preventing sexual violence and the community the courage needed to get a handle on and reduce the incidence of profound rape culture.

Listen the first episode of The Bro Code below.

Episode Description: Ben plans a party while his mom is on the night shift at the hospital. He invites his old friend Zack who immediately takes interest in Carol.

Written and Produced By:
Jenny Cooney, Producer
James Hutchison, Writer
Jill Pasquayak, Writer

Episode 1 Cast:
Ben-Sam Mitchell
Carol-Bronwyn Henderson
Zoe-Brooklyn Driediger
Zack-Andy Cole
Ben’s Mom-Melissa Montgomery
Ben’s Dad-Max Sussman

Thank  you for BCIT students for creating The Bro Codes radio spots to support youth cultural shifts, safer spaces and social change.

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Find more information about Creating Transformation, Prevention of Violence Against Women Week events here.

If you could do something to end violence against girls and women, wouldn’t you?