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Mandate and fund Independent Sexual Violence Advisor at universities

Submitted by Meredith Graham on Wednesday 1st September 2021

Published on Tuesday 7th September 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 7th March 2022

Current Signatures: 21
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Mandate and fund Independent Sexual Violence Advisor at universities

Petition Details

We want the Government to make sure all universities have an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) on all university campuses by providing financial support and making it mandatory that all universities have an ISVA.

Additional Information

Studies have shown that almost two thirds (62%) of students and graduates have experienced sexual violence at UK universities. Therefore it is imperative that victims of sexual violence receive responsive support where their needs are prioritised in order to make the transition from victim to survivor – this can only be achieved if victims receive support from specialist advisors.


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