Enough is Enough campaign
The SOAS Students’ Union has been tackling sexual harassment and violence for years now. Our strategy is not only one of providing (and improving) support for those who experience gender-based violence, but very much a strategy of changing the culture of impunity and silence on campus. The work of the Students’ Union is to create a consent culture at SOAS, which we can carry away & promote wherever we go in life. Over the past two years the SU has secured a commitment and funding from the School to deliver mandatory consent workshops to all new undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at SOAS. The SU now runs these mandatory consent workshops during Freshers’ Fortnight. This is a significant victory, but we cannot rest at this. Creating a consent culture means involving everyone on campus in the efforts to change our ways, individually and collectively. The SU now has Welfare Contacts who are points of call during SU-organised parties (or other events on request) for anyone experiencing abuse or harassment. However, the campaign continues, in order to push for consent workshops for all students and all staff. Furthermore, public events against sexual violence, and individual or group support for those who have experienced such violences are other activities the campaign seeks to provide. Our vision of a consent culture is where harassment and violence is not tolerated, where everyone feels empowered and confident to seek out support, and where we can all respect each others’ boundaries, comfort zones, sexualities and desires.
To get involved in the campaign, contact:
Co-President Welfare & Campaigns; firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-President Equality & Liberation; email@example.com
SOAS Students' Union is committed to tackling all forms of harassment. If you find yourself being the victim of harassment or witness an incident, please contact one of the following services.
Advice & Welfare Caseworker, Susanna Momtazuddin
020 7898 4983
SU Complaints Form
Camden Safety Net: Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisors.
020 7974 2526
The Havens: Specialist centres independent from the Police in London supporting people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
020 3299 6900
Rape Crisis: A feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.
0808 802 9999 (Freephone; 12 noon - 2.30pm and 7 - 9.30pm every day of the year)
Muslim Community Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental listening & emotional support service.
0208 904 8193 [and] 0208 908 6715 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 1.00pm)
National stalking helpline