Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence
After the success of its first year, the Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence workshops continue to expand. The ground-breaking project has already delivered workshops to over 900 students at the University of Glasgow and has had national press attention.
The student-led initiative in partnership with Rape Crisis Scotland is a collaboration between the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council and Glasgow Caledonian University. It was born from students at both universities wanting to do something to tackle sexual violence, building on student activism such as the Let’s Talk campaign.
The workshops are delivered by University of Glasgow students, who have been trained by Rape Crisis Scotland. They have had experience in delivering the sessions and will be able to answer many of the questions you might have on the subject.
The 90-minute workshop includes:
Plenty of time for discussions, sharing ideas and learning from each other
The impacts of sexual violence
A focus on survivors and ways to build a supportive community
Consent, what it means, what the law says and practising it
Bystander intervention, how to safely and comfortably intervene
Where to find support
Workshops can be organised for your society, committee, or even class. If you would like a session to be organised for your particular group, you can email the SRC’s Vice-President Student Support Fatemeh Nokhbatolfoghahai on F.Nokhbeh@src.gla.ac.uk and cc the Project Assistant Thaïs Ramdani on firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to get in touch with them if you have any further questions about the initiative.
Make sure you follow the GUSRC Facebook page to keep up to date with the project. Feel free to request for a session to be organised by emailing the contacts listed above.