March 2017

Safe Space/Brave Space

1 – Definition

An environment involving place and people where everyone can fully express their identity and opinions without worry of being judged. In a safe space, it is important that each person involved in a dialogue is treated with the utmost respect. In safe spaces we aim to challenge ideas and not people while working to create a safe space through dialogue and respect.

2 – Resources

  • Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit
  • Positive Space Campaign
  • Ngabaza, S, et al. "Empowering young people in advocacy for transformation: A photovoice exploration of safe and unsafe spaces on a university campus." African Safety Promotion: A Journal Of Injury And Violence Prevention 13, no. 1 (May 25, 2016): 30-48. Africa-Wide Information, EBSCOhost (accessed March 7, 2017).