Gender based violence on UK campus' : intervention, prevention and policy responses

McCarry, Melanie and Donaldson, Anni (2017) Gender based violence on UK campus' : intervention, prevention and policy responses. In: IInd European Conference on Domestic Violence, 2017-09-06 - 2017-09-09, University of Porto.

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Abstract

Sexual violence in UK universities has been the focus of significant media attention in the last year with 1 in 4 women students reporting unwanted sexual behaviour during their studies and one in five experiencing sexual harassment during their first week of term (NUS, 2013). These papers consider five different approaches to tackling gender-based violence on campus across Scotland and England and across sectors. Dr Melanie McCarry and Anni Donaldson present data from their research implementing ‘Equally Safe’ in a Higher Education setting which reflects the Scottish Government (SG) strategy for Prevention and Early Intervention. The paper discusses our multi-methodology research framework which will generate the first UK dataset on a whole university student and staff population, capture prevalence and incidence data via an online survey, and use interviews and focus groups to capture experiential and attitudinal data.