Preventing gender-based violence in UK universities

Donaldson, Anni and McCarry, Melanie and McCullough, Aimee; Sundari, Anitha and Lewis, Ruth, eds. (2018) Preventing gender-based violence in UK universities. In: Gender-Based Violence in University Communities. Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 978-1447336594

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GBV is a policy area which shows a degree of variation across the UK and merits examination for the impact this may have on how universities address this issue on campus sexual violence. This chapter will begin by outlining the current situation facing UK universities as they develop their responses to GBV. It will then contextualise this by examining the key factors influencing GBV policy in each of the home nations using a three point conceptual framework. The chapter will then summarise current developments in universities’ approaches to the issue in their national context. The chapter will conclude by offering some observations on the opportunities and challenges facing the UK Higher Education sector as it develops its approach to GBV prevention.