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Gender Based Violence in University Communities: Policy, Prevention and Educational Initiatives

Sundari Anitha and Ruth Lewis


Until recently, higher education in the United Kingdom has largely failed to recognise gender based violence (GBV) on campus, but following the UK government task force set up in 2015, universities are becoming more aware of the issue. And recent cases in the media about the sexualised abuse of power in institutions such as universities, Parliament and Hollywood highlight the prevalence and damaging impact of GBV. This book provides the first in-depth overview of research and practice in GBV in universities. The book sets out the international context of ideologies, politics and institutional ... More

Keywords: gender based violence, universities, sexual violence, United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Australia

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447336570
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336570.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sundari Anitha, editor
University of Lincoln

Ruth Lewis, editor
Northumbria University

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Section I The problem

Section II Histories and politics of educational interventions against gender based violence in international contexts

5 Preventing gender based violence in UK universities: the policy context

Anni Donaldson, Melanie McCarry and Aimee McCullough

Section III Challenges and interventions in the UK

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