Universities to join ‘It Stops Now’ campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Two more major universities are expected by the end of this week to lend their support to the new campaign aimed at preventing sexual harassment and violence in third-level education. The ‘It Stops Now’ campaign was officially launched yesterday as part of the Europe-wide ESHTE (Ending Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in Third Level Education) initiative, backed by the National Women’s Council of Ireand, the Union of Students of Ireland and student unions …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 6 April]

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We need a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and violence in Third Level Education

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Over 30% of students in Ireland reported feeling sexually harassed or intimidated while in their current educational institution; 16% of students having experienced some form of unwanted sexual experience. The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘It Stops Now’ Campaign …” (more)

[National Women’s Council of Ireland, 5 April]

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Government orders inquiry over violence against women at universities

Posted in Legal issues on September 7th, 2015 by steve

UK“The government has ordered an inquiry into reducing violence against women at universities over concerns ‘lad culture’ is endangering female students. University heads have been ordered to lead a taskforce to look into the problem and draw up a code of practice ‘to bring about cultural change’ …” (more)

[Guardian, 6 September]

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USI launch national survey on students’ experiences of violence

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2013 by steve

“At 2pm today, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) launched its ‘Say Something’ online survey on students’ experiences of violence. USI is conducting this survey with the support of Cosc – the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 10 January]

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