This national campaign aims to open up conversations and join up thousands of people in the UK in saying #ItsNotOk. The campaign will promote the message that it is not ok to stay quiet about sexual abuse and violence. We all have a responsibility to create positive change!
You can join the conversation on social media using #itsnotok and follow @itsnotok2019.You can even add the Facebook cover and Twitter banner.
4th February Day of Action at Newcastle University
The It Happens Here (IHH) student society have been campaigning to raise awareness of consent. The 'I Need Your Knickers' campaign is ongoing and they will be supporting the #ItsNotOk campaign by having the knicker bunting put up all around campus on the 4th February. You can get involved by coming along to the craft drop-in on the 30th January or by attaching testimonials or pledges of support to the bunting on the 4th February. There will also be an information stall at the Students’ Union during the day.
IHH are dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and work with members of Newcastle University and the wider community to ensure that Newcastle is safer. A recent Complete University Guide / Police UK crime rating reported that in the period September 2017–August 2018 for every 1000 people living in Newcastle 46.6 reported violence and/or sexual violence. In addition to this, on average three out of five students across the UK will be the victim of sexual assault or harassment during their time at university.
In 2016 Universities UK published a report examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students on UK campuses. In response to the recommendations of the report Newcastle University have developed the ‘Changing the Culture’ project to tackle these issues on our campus, including hate crime incidents.
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