Code of Rights and Empowerment

This is the basic version of the CoRE that I use for all events I organize personally. If an event I am involved it has its own Code of Conduct, please ignore this one.

Everyone is welcome at this event, regardless of age, race, appearance, physical abilities and sexual orientation.

Be considerate of others.

You don’t need to be knowledgeable about any topic in particular to be welcome at this event. You have the right to ask questions if you don’t understand something, without being made fun of or discriminated against in any way.

You have the right to be treated with respect. You have the right to not be threatened, scared, blackmailed, or hurt. You decide what goes beyond your limits, nobody else. If you are unsure about where someone’s limits are, asking is always a good idea.

You have the right to decide how close people can be to you. You have the right to not be touched, massaged, caressed, or kissed against your will.

You have the right to say NO and to resist when someone oversteps your boundaries, hurts your feelings or those of someone else. You can say NO with facial expressions, words or body language. Even if you have said YES before.

You have the right to decide when and where you want to be photographed and recorded.

Be aware that in a context that welcomes different cultures, people have different ways of communicating and expressing their needs. A NO can be expressed in many ways – while misunderstandings can happen, always do your best to understand other people’s signals.

You have the right to get help for yourself and others. If you feel ill at ease or unwell for any reason, you have the right to ask the event organizers, Marie and India, at transcyberian at maryshi dot ro or in person, for help.