Manifesto

Candidate for the position of Women's Officer

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Mukai Chigumba

Hiya, I’m Mukai, Founder and Director of the Black ED movement and President of the African Caribbean Society. 

 

This year I would like to give an uncensored and unfiltered campaign on for self defining woman at our University. I will create an empowered female student body that embraces diversity and freedom of choice making us a force to be reckoned with. 

I want to give US the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. that we deserve 

R-Rename 40 George square after a woman of colour- We have one building named after a woman and renaming one after a woman of colour would be so important for both women and people of colour at our university.

 

E-Educate- Awareness of women's issues needs to be more widespread around campus by:

        Increasing gender literacy on campus- 

  • Workshops,posters on campus and a month long campaign on gender literacy will be integral to meeting my target of increasing gender literacy by 50%.

  •         Creating an Instagram page for the women’s officer -

  • Advertise events and initiatives for women on campus from students societies and external organisations

  •         Informing the student body about the new sexual assault reporting mechanism.

 

S- Sex Workshops- 

  •  Reform sex education by talking about sexual disorders that affect women such as vaginismus and female sexual dysfunction

 

P- Promoting body positivity

Creating a campaign to promote free expression of womanhood around campus including discussing sexual liberation,body positivity and breaking gender roles.

  • This campaign will emphasise the importance of intersectionality including women who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ ,BME, and Disabled student communities and women with children.

E-Empowering each other- 

Creating a women’s forum on campus for all women’s related societies to come discuss issues that students are facing,collaborate on events ,and create a sense of camaraderie by sharing and attending each other's events.

C-Challenging the status quo

  • It is no secret that there are certain industries that men are afforded exclusive access to. Truth be told there are some societies at our University that have a “boys club” mentality. 

  • We must dispel the myths connected to women's ability to perform in certain fields. 

  • Ensuring that male students at our University understand how harmful the perpetuation of these stereotypes are for women.

T- Tackling sexual assault on and off campus

  • When we return to normal we should return to campus with a changed attitude and turn the no excuse for sexual assault on campus to a zero tolerance for sexual assault campaign. 

I am an inclusive communicator, if you require my manifesto in a different format let me know. s1894824@ed.ac.uk

To find out more go to my IG page https://instagram.com/mukai4womensofficer?igshid=w6j73pe7fjgx

Or my Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mukai4womensofficer/