>External news

Conference: Security and Victimization – 24 & 25 Nov 2016

November 7th, 2016|External news|

VII Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia Security and victimization: Challenges of social reaction and victims' protection Belgrade, 24th and 25th November 2016 Victimology Society of Serbia (VDS) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1997, whose aim is to unite as many academics and professionals as possible who are interested in [...]

Understanding the roots of sexual violence and lad culture in universities

October 11th, 2016|External news, Links (external info and resources), News|

This article for The Conversation talks about 'lad culture' in universities, the need to understand how it develops over the course of the educational life course and it mentions the USVreact project as part of this. +info external link

Because I am a Girl Campaign

October 11th, 2016|External news, News|

The Plan International UK Campaign to fight against the global violence and discrimination that girls face. +info external link

The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK

October 11th, 2016|External news, Links (external info and resources)|

This report by the organisation Plan International UK shows that, as in other parts of the world, too many girls in the UK don’t enjoy their rights: " For girls, blatant rights violations such as sexual violence are underpinned by a reality too often defined by gendered expectations and everyday harassment." +info [...]

Widespread’ sexual harassment and violence in schools must be tackled

October 11th, 2016|External news, News|

This Report by the Women and Equalities Committee exposes the scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence in English schools: "The report finds an alarming inconsistency in how schools deal with sexual harassment and violence, which is mostly targeted at girls, a disregard for existing national and international equality obligations, and a lack of [...]

Disclosure and exposure in the neoliberal university

September 13th, 2016|External news, Links (external info and resources)|

This blog, writen and edited by USVreact co-PI Alison Phipps, includes many relevant writings about lad culture and issues aroudn sexual harrassment and assault. Here a link to an interesting consideration about disclosure of sexual harassment and assault experiences in the neoliberal university. +info external link

#NotGuilty campaign

September 13th, 2016|External news, Links (external info and resources)|

According to its website: 'The #NotGuilty campaign against sexual violence and assault was set up in April 2015 by the Oxford University student newspaper, Cherwell, in accompaniment to Ione Wells’s letter to her assaulter. The campaign aims to reach those of all genders, ages, nationalities and sexualities. It is an all-inclusive, apolitical campaign for [...]

The MEND campaign

September 13th, 2016|External news, Links (external info and resources)|

The MEND campaign seeks to end the epidemic of violence against women and girls by empowering young men and boys to become the catalyst for cultural change. +info external link

Participate: submit work for 16 Days Campaign against GBV

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

Human Rights & Democracy blog and não te prives – Grupo de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais (Portuguese ONG for the Defense of Sexual Rights) will be hosting a series of online publications for the duration of the 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE campaign. Interested authors are invited to submit articles or other [...]

Bystanders who intervene…

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

To prevent rapists from attacking we need to educate boys about healthy masculinity, and supply girls with skills to protect themselves from attacks. But, most importantly, we should "all work to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated and where everyone plays a role in making our communities safer". +info external link [...]