College students report in high numbers to Cork Sexual Violence Centre

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Cork Sexual Violence Centre received 3,469 calls and texts to its helpline in 2019 with 37% of all new clients indicating that they were third level students. The annual report for the centre reveals that more than 60% of new clients last year were under the age of 29. 75% of new clients were 23 or younger at the time of the sexual assault …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 31 August]

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Action needed to show zero tolerance for sexual violence and harassment in third level education

Posted in Governance and administration on August 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Urgent and transformative action must take place to show there is zero tolerance for sexual violence and harassment in third level education after another report highlighted the extent of the problem, says the Union of Students in Ireland …” (more)

[USI, 28 August]

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‘The risk of sexual violence in schools and universities is so widespread as to be similar to a pandemic’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The reopening of schools and universities is full of risks. 371,450 students are set to go back to secondary schools over the next few days, and thousands more will be going back to universities across Ireland in the coming weeks. The big question everyone is talking about is the risk posed by Covid-19, understandably. That there will be contagions, and temporary closures of some schools, is inevitable …” (more)

[Vittorio Bufacchi, Irish Examiner, 27 Augsut]

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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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