Petition for Sussex University to Take Action to Eradicate Sexual Violence and Harassment Against Students
To Professor Michael Farthing (Vice-Chancellor), Mr Simon Fanshawe (Chair of Council) and Mrs Claire Powrie (Director of Student Services),
As a student/member of staff at the University of Sussex
I want to draw your attention to the fact that 1 in 7 women students in the UK have experienced a serious physical or sexual assault during their studies. (NUS Hidden Marks Report 2009-2010)
I believe that all students have the right to live and study in an environment free from sexual violence and harassment. I believe that sexual harassment and violence is a serious problem that affects students and that all survivors have the right to care, respect and support.
I demand that the University takes action to address the problem of sexual harassment and violence, thereby showing its dedication to the rights and welfare of its students.
(Please sign with your University e-mail address)
Students Against Sexual Harassment