In this report we provide a snapshot of the harassment and violence that a national sample of women students have faced whilst they have been at their current institution.
The picture that we have revealed is disturbing.
Many women students struggle to get through their course without coming into to contact with harassment or violence in one form or another. Whether it is being harassed in the students' union bar, or abuse in intimate relationships, this report reveals a serious problem that needs urgent action.
In this report, we call for institutions and students' unions to work together to do two key things. First, we ask that they develop a comprehensive institutional policy to tackle violence against women. Second, that they adopt a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to harassment and violence.