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By Shakira Martin, NUS UK President On 25 November it was 24 years since the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women offered the first official definition of the term ‘Gender-based violence’. It is an umbrella term for any harm that results from the power inequalities based on gender roles. GBV can occur […]

Posted Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

By Hannah Rooney, NUS-USI Women’s Officer The 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25th of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to the 10th December, Human Rights Day It’s important that students stand […]

Posted Monday, November 27th, 2017

On November 25, 1960 Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabel were brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic by agents of the country’s dictator Rafael Trujillo. The three sisters, known as Las Mariposas (the Butterflies) were vibrant political activists who publically spoke out against the Trujillo regime. Both they and their husbands were repeatedly incarcerated for […]

Posted Sunday, November 26th, 2017

By Danielle Roberts, PhD student at Ulster University and one of the organisers of Reclaim the Night in Belfast. Reclaim the Night 2017 takes place this Saturday 25th November at 7:00pm. In the light of the recent media attention on the issue of sexual harassment and assault, we believe it is more important than ever […]

Posted Saturday, November 25th, 2017

By Olivia Potter-Hughes, NUS-USI President From 25 November until 10 December, activists across the world come together to carry out 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence, symbolically linking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to International Human Rights Day. This year, NUS-USI will be running a blog series throughout […]

Posted Saturday, November 25th, 2017

When I was elected as LGBT Officer, I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve. Marriage equality, the end to the blood ban, and combatting the mental health crisis in Northern Ireland. As the months went by however, I met hundreds of new people and heard their stories which moulded my campaign into […]

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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