There is #NoExcuse for gender based and sexual violence.
Sexual or indecent assault is any physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on someone without their consent.
Sexual harassment or violence is any unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature that makes you feel distressed, intimidated or humiliated. It can take lots of different forms, including coercive control. It can also be called sexualised bullying.
Did you know...
62% of students and recent graduates surveyed have experienced sexual violence
50% have experienced sexual harassment
42% have experienced sexual assault
This is why we have created the #NoExcuse campaign.
#NoExcuse aims to encourage us all to take collective responsibility for ending sexual harassment and violence on campus.
It also aims to support those who have experienced sexual or gender-based violence, through validating their experiences and offering professional support.
Through events, outreach, training and resources, we are working to ensure those who have experienced sexual harassment and violence feel supported, and that people who witness harassment taking place feel confident to challenge it. There is #NoExcuse for gender based and sexual violence.