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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

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