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Will the University of Edinburgh go further than Teviot posters to tackle the issue of women’s safety?

Cw: Sexual assault, Sexual violence Nightclubs have reopened this week (24th Jan) in Scotland under the most recent relaxation of Scotland’s COVID restrictions. The issue of safety is once again brought to the forefront of many women’s’ lives. Nightclubs all seem to be saying that they are making a concerted effort to keep women safe. […]

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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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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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Vigils held in Edinburgh after Sarah Everard murder

TW: sexual assault, sexual violence Vigils similar to those held in London for the murder of Sarah Everard have taken place in Edinburgh this week, both online and in the Meadows. Several events have been held by the organisation, Reclaim These Streets, who were responsible for the vigil in Clapham Common.  Reclaim These Streets states […]

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Lifestyle

The Noisy Movement: in conversation with Lifestyle

As part of The Student’s focus on International Women’s Day 2021, I caught up with Faye Armitage, Campaign Team Leader for The Noisy Movement, to find out all about the student-led non-profit enterprise making noise about women’s issues, even during a global pandemic. Hi Faye, for those who’ve never heard of it, what is the […]

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‘Edinburgh Anonymous’: the new Instagram account reporting sexual violence in the student community

Content warning: mentions of rape and sexual assault An Instagram account sharing anonymous reports of sexual violence in the Edinburgh student community has been set up, after a similar account focused on the University of St Andrews, “St Andrews Survivors”, received media attention in the last month. “Edinburgh Anonymous” was created on July 14th and has […]

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‘St Andrews Survivors’: Instagram account reporting sexual violence gains media attention

Content warning: mentions of rape and sexual assault An anonymous Instagram account collecting stories of sexual assault at St Andrews University has gained the attention of the Scottish media, bringing the issue of consent and sexual harassment on campus to the forefront of discussion. “St Andrews Survivors” was set up at the beginning of July and […]

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#NoExcuse: The campaign calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment

Content warning: sexual violence and survivors’ help. “That kind of thing doesn’t happen here.” This is emblazoned upon one of the many posters found across the university, with #NoExcuse written below. Since the start of term, these posters have been visible around campus after the launch of the university’s new anti-sexual harassment campaign. Speaking to Kai O’Doherty, […]