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News | 20 February 2024

SN X Sussex University SU Panel Event

We have teamed up with Sussex Student Union to host a panel discussion on sexual violence awareness, prevention, and advocacy. ​

For our first event of 2024, we are collaborating with the University of Sussex’s Student Union to host a panel discussion on sexual violence awareness, prevention, and advocacy, with expert speakers working in a range of sectors.

  • Where – Sussex Uni – Debating Chamber (fully accessible)
  • When – 5th of March, 6pm – 8pm
  • How – Tickets are sold on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis with a suggested donation of £5, £12 or £15 –HERE.

It’s already been a busy year with Sexual Violence Awareness Week and LGBTQ History Month in February, and coming up on the 8th of March we will also be marking International Women’s Day.

Sexual violence can and does happen to anyone regardless of who they are, but statistics reveal that it is predominantly a gendered offence, mainly affecting people of marginalised genders. We also know perpetrators mostly target people due to misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and fatphobia, as sexual violence is reflective of the discrimination within our society.

It’s a fair question to ask: why do we still need to tell people this isn’t okay? Why are we still fighting for survivors to be heard? We want to continue these important conversations and find out more about why sexual violence is so pervasive across different areas of life, and what’s being done about it.

We believe that addressing this issue should not be the sole responsibility of survivors of sexual violence, but of society as a whole – and change starts with learning.

Come along for the opportunity to ask questions in a non-judgmental and welcoming space.

Ticket sales go directly towards funding crucial support services for survivors of sexual violence and abuse.