►New campaign aims to shift focus onto perpetrators
31st January 2012 5:51 pm
A new Citysafe campaign has taken a different approach to tackling rape and sexual violence. Rather than telling potential victims, often women, what they should do differently, the focus has been shifted to ensuring young people are clued up about the meaning of non consensual sex. The campaign illustrates the role alcohol often plays in rape and emphasises the consequences of using this as a reason for ignoring a lack of consent.
Ruth Brewer, one of the Guild’s Vice Presidents, speaks highly of the campaign: “I think that it is brilliant that the local council and the University are collaborating on raising awareness about sexual assault and what actually constitutes consent. It is another step in the right direction towards making young women and men in the city feel safe, and feel as though they are supported by local institutions. I look forward to continuing work on this excellent initiative with the council and the University.”
You can access more information on the campaign, as well as support and advice, here.