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Respect - Give it

Respect - Give it

Respect - Give it

Respect - Give it

Students at Universities across Wales were asked to give Respect in this campaign.

The campaign, aimed primarily at “Freshers”, raised awareness of violence against women and domestic abuse and the importance of healthy relationships. It ran from September-October 2013.

In conjunction with the Welsh Government, NUS Cymru produced videos to raise awareness of sexual harassment and violent behaviour amongst University students:

Shadows (External link)

Stalking is a very serious matter that can leave victims permanently traumatised and paranoid, unable to escape, which is what this film is about. With information so freely available it is up to us to respect people's privacy and respect individual's boundaries. Stalking is a crime and is a serious form of harassment.

Consent Defined (External link)

Consent cannot be presumed, regardless of social situation and even when consent is given it can be withdrawn at any time. There are no grey areas. Sex without expressed consent with a partner, friend or stranger is rape. Inappropriate touching or contact without expressed consent is assault. No matter what the circumstances, any unwanted sexual experience is an offence.

Where the Blame lies (External link)

One of the most controversial matters surrounding abuse against women is what is known as the 'victim blaming' culture in which victims are blamed for the crimes committed against them. This film aims to put the spurious arguments aimed at blaming abuse victims into perspective. Variations of the same excuses are brought about time and time again to shame the victim based on their behaviour, their state of mind and even their culture to shift culpability away from the perpetrator. The victim cannot be held responsible for the offender's actions no more than in any other crime.

Love and Monsters (External link)

Domestic Abuse is motivated by one common denominator, the desire for control. This can manifest itself in many ways as seen in this video. Abuse isn't always violent, but regardless it can seriously affect a person's well-being, whether that be a restricted social life, to the extent of rape becoming a regular occurrence.

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