25 Nov 2022 9:00 AM  to  10 Dec 2022 5:00 PM


16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Today marks the beginning of the UN's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, and we're calling on students, staff and the whole Edinburgh Napier community to unite as we work together to tackle sexual harassment and violence.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Find out more about the campaign on the UN website.

How you can get involved

You can help to make the University a safer place by signing up to free online training and educating yourself about consent.

The courses will:

  • Help you to understand consent and why it matters so much
  • Explain how to be clear in your communication about consent and to understand and be clear about your boundaries
  • Teach you how to look out for yourself and others
  • Help tackle harassment and promote cultural change within the University community

We encourage all our students to complete these courses as we think this will make a positive contribution to the efforts being made across society to tackle and prevent sexual violence and misconduct. Be a part of something important and help make a difference.

We're also calling on the Edinburgh Napier community to speak up by joining our White Ribbon campaign. We are working with White Ribbon Campaign Scotland to bring speaker training to students. The training supports spreading ownership and involvement through building knowledge and confidence in addressing gender-based violence.

Find out more about the White Ribbon Campaign.

Further resources

  • Consider reporting any kind of sexual misconduct or harassment either anonymously or to one of our advisers via Report and Support
  • If you’ve recently been raped or sexually assaulted, it’s understandable if you don’t know what to do or where to turn. The NHS Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS) is a dedicated service which can offer healthcare and support in the days after an assault if you’re not ready or unsure whether to go to the police. Find out more at NHS Inform.
  • Confidential help is available whatever your gender, sexuality and experience. Details of specialist organisations and support available can be found at endgbv.uk
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