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By Gwyneth Sweatman, NUS Wales Women’s Officer The 25th of November marked the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism, a campaign to end violence against women. It began in 1991, called for by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership, and is used every year […]

Posted Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

As a student movement, making sure that everyone in society has access to, and is able to thrive in education is central to everything that we do. That’s why we’re thrilled that the theme for the 16 Days of Activism in 2017 is “Together we can end Gender Based Violence in Education!” This year’s theme […]

Posted Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

By Shuwanna Aaron, NUS Scotland Women’s Officer Gender Based Violence is endemic across the world. It manifests on a spectrum and in different forms between communities. Fundamentally, it is an extension of the patriarchy in culture and institutions that perpetuates the devaluation and oppression of women. It is both systemic and systematic, from the constant […]

Posted Friday, December 1st, 2017

By Sarah McCluney, a member of the National Society of Apprentices leadership team Apprenticeships are an amazing way to get into the workplace and get the job experience you need, and a qualification, while you study, no matter what age, race or gender you are. But there are many barriers that women in apprenticeships face. These barriers […]

Posted Thursday, November 30th, 2017

By Rachel O’Brien, NUS Disabled Student’s Officer and Gina Cuomo, NUS Disabled Students’ Campaign Women’s Rep Disabled women are often left out of conversations about gender based violence, falling into the gap of being too disabled for feminist movements, and too woman for disabled rights movements. We need to change this. Disabled women are over twice […]

Posted Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

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
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