Students Against Sexual Violence - a call to action
Students Against Sexual Violence group releases booklet and initiates a call to action.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August, 2017
Students Against Sexual Violence—Otago Uni is releasing a booklet about sexual violence in the student community, distributed throughout the Otago University Dunedin campus. It is also available through group’s Facebook page: Students Against Sexual Violence - University Of Otago, https://www.facebook.com/SASVOtagoUni/ @SASVOtagoUni
Due to intimidation by the University, an article about sexual violence which was scheduled for publication on July 31 in Critic, Otago University’s independent student magazine, was unable to be printed.Students Against Sexual Violence - Otago Uni is releasing this booklet after multiple attempts to engage politely with their University in regards to sexual violence. After very few changes having been implemented by the University, and attempts to establish policies directly addressing sexual misconduct having been delayed, under-prioritised and very little student feedback having been sought, Students Against Sexual Violence - Otago Uni has been forced to respond in this way to ensure the community meaningfully engages with this issue.
The booklet contains students' experiences of sexual violence and expresses concern as to the lack of action by the University to support students who are survivors/victims of sexual violence. This booklet aims to educate people about sexual violence within the student community, and also contains a list of demands to hold the University to account for their treatment of sexual violence survivors/victims which, we feel, has been harmful.
For more information visit: Students Against Sexual Violence - University Of Otago, https://www.facebook.com/SASVOtagoUni/ @SASVOtagoUni