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Prince Andrew Settlement: disappointment or a win for victims?

This article was originally submitted on the 17th March On the 15th of February, Prince Andrew settled the sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Giuffre out of court, for an undisclosed sum. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York was sued by Virginia Giuffre, alleging that he sexually abused her while she was under […]

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Students protest the university’s sexual violence redressal system

CW: Sexual Violence A protest took place today at 11am in Bristo square to show support for survivors of sexual assault at the University of Edinburgh, and to demand action from senior leadership on the university’s sexual violence redressal system. The protest was organised by Aarti Mukhedkar, whose petition to change the redressal system has […]

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University of Edinburgh accused of failing to support survivors of sexual assault

CW: discussion of sexual assault Aarti Mukhedkar, a student at the University of Edinburgh, has spoken out after their sexual assault case was dismissed by the Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC), despite the fact evidence was found which proved the assault had taken place. Aarti’s case was determined by the Conduct Investigator as “severe” because of […]

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Spiking by injection reported in Edinburgh nightclubs

CW: sexual assault, rape Ten students in Edinburgh have come forward with allegations that they have been spiked by needle while at venues in the city. These allegations come through student sexual assault advocacy group Edi Anonymous, which in a press statement on Thursday 14th revealed that ten women students in the city had reported […]

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Not all men, but too many men

CW: Sexual Assault Walk fast and keep your head down. Avoid making eye contact but stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Don’t wear anything that could draw attention to you. Always be ready to scream if you feel threatened. At night, never walk home alone. Are you a woman? Do you tend to leave […]

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University records most sexual assault reports in Scotland

Content warning: Sexual assault, rape The University of Edinburgh has recorded the highest number of cases of sexual misconduct against students out of all Scottish Universities. According to a freedom of information request, as of 10 August 2021, 52 cases of sexual assault have been reported within the last five years.   However, only half of […]

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University of Edinburgh launches ‘Report and Support’ system to address sexual violence

The University of Edinburgh has launched a new “Report and Support” system, described as ‘a platform for reporting distressing situations related to sexual violence, harassment, domestic abuse, stalking and more.’ The system allows students to report such issues anonymously or named, and ensures that they can choose “what gender of staff will contact [them],” in […]

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Separating myself from ‘Lad Culture’

Cw: sexual harassment and assault. Tragedy, once we process the pain, can lead to profound realisations about the world around us. Both a personal loss, and that of Sarah Everard, illustrated to me that we only have a finite amount of time in life, so I now endeavour to engage with and appreciate my relatives […]