Content Warning: The contents of this page refer to gender-based violence. If you would like to access support without reading further, please follow this link, which includes resources on sexual harassment, assault and violence.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day (learn more about the history of the campaign here).
Following the release of the Morag Ross Report in December 2022, we have been working with the University to develop an awareness raising campaign called Together Against GBV which is set to launch during 16 Days.
Together Against GBV
The aim of the campaign is to educate both staff and students about GBV and its various definitions and forms, and raise awareness of the support that's available both on campus and outside of the University.
Throughout the development of the campaign, we have maintained that the student voice is central to its success. We believe that students deserve to feel safe, supported, and represented in all discussions surrounding GBV on our campus. To ensure that this campaign reflects the views and priorities of UofG students, we have consulted with all four student bodies and a variety of clubs and societies.
Our President, Hailie, has said: “We endorse and support this campaign whilst recognising that the University still has a lot of work to do to rebuild trust in its approach to GBV. The SRC will continue to hold the University accountable, ensuring the student voice is heard and GBV support is further improved.”
Read more about our reflections on the Ross Report here.
16 Days Events
As part of the launch of Together Against GBV and for the 16 Days of Activism, the SRC has collaborated with societies and the other student bodies on a programme of student-led events and activities.
Check out the event listings below and if your club or society would like to include an event here, drop us a line at email@example.com.
If you or someone you know has been affected by any form of GBV, please reach out to the support resources highlighted below.