Blog Archive

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

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