UoN is part of Nottingham’s new Consent Coalition

Monday, 03 February 2020
The University of Nottingham joins the Consent Coalition, a Nottingham partnership raising awareness of consent and challenging myths.

Did you know that removing a condom during sex without consent is rape? Did you know that you should get consent for sexual activity, even if you’re in a relationship?

These are just some of the issues being tackled by the new Consent Coalition, a collection of organisations and services sending a message that Nottingham does not tolerate sexual violence. The coalition is working to:

  • raise awareness of the importance of consent
  • challenge myths about rape and sexual violence
  • encourage survivors to access support and/or make a report

The coalition also invites people to take their survey and refer to the resources available on the Consent Coalition website.

The coalition launches this week with a survivor’s guide to support and reporting, and coincides with Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. Look for the #GetConsent hashtag on social media.

Councillor Rebecca Langton, Portfolio Holder for Communities at Nottingham City Council, said:

“No one should have to experience sexual violence or abuse. Yet people often believe this risk comes from ‘stranger danger’ and being attacked by someone unknown to them.

“Unfortunately the reality is, victims are more likely to know the perpetrator who harms them, they may even be in a relationship or married.”

“In Nottingham we are committed to ensuring that victims and survivors are given the specialist support they need. We want to ensure people are not alone in their time of need.

“This campaign shows our dedication to protecting and educating people. We hope that people will embrace this campaign and share our vision of being a city free from sexual violence.”

The University runs its own Let’s Be Clear on Consent campaign, featuring information, resources and support services.

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