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By Jay Prebble, student at Queen’s University Belfast (pronouns they/them) Transgender (including non-binary people) come from all walks of life and backgrounds. We are a diverse, creative, productive group of individuals and despite increased visibility in recent years the trans community in Northern Ireland continues to face discrimination and marginalisation. The suffering experienced by the […]

Posted Saturday, December 9th, 2017

By Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, Leas-Uachtarán don Gaeilge (USI Vice President for Irish Language) I’m not a hugger, which I consider one of my innate personality traits. Thinking of coming in for a good old rib-crusher? To be honest, I’d rather the handshake, formal as that might be. Hugs to me signify something special, something shared, […]

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2017

TW: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence By Lucy Gault, Vice President Education at Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union Remember a time when someone has lied to you. Remember when you realised they were lying to you. Remember that feeling of disappointment, then of anger. That feeling that you’d been made a fool of. That loss of […]

Posted Thursday, December 7th, 2017

By Louise Meek, NUS-USI FE Officer 6 December 1989 is a day that many remember as a horrific example of violence against women when a young man flaunting a firearm burst into a college classroom at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada. The 60 odd engineering students had little time to react before the men were ordered from […]

Posted Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Kerry McQuillan, Deputy President, Stranmillis College Gender-based violence is a massive global issue that continues unabated in every continent, country and culture worldwide. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families, and on society as a whole, and yet we can often be somewhat oblivious to its very existence and ignorant […]

Posted Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Domestic violence takes place every single day, in households across the world. People often think that it only happens in certain families, but the truth is that domestic violence affects women of all ages, classes and backgrounds. Domestic violence is a massive social problem. In Northern Ireland, domestic abuse incidents have increased year on year […]

Posted Monday, December 4th, 2017
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