Students stand up against sexism

Students from the University of Lincoln, UK, will be given training on how to stand up to sexist behaviour as part of a new research project on tackling gender-based discrimination.

The research will see the launch of a prevention education programme called Get Savi, which trains students on what gender-based discrimination is, and how to be assertive when confronting language and behaviour which could be seen as sexist and potentially lead to harmful situations.

Students will receive two days’ training from Scottish Women’s Aid, learning how to recognise sexist or homophobic statements or jokes, and will be given training on ways to speak out and challenge such behaviour safely if they encounter it. Once they have been trained, the students will then run further workshops in pairs for other groups of students to pass on their knowledge and skills.

The research is funded by the University and led by Criminology lecturer Dr Sundari Anitha with colleagues from the Schools of Social and Political Sciences, Health and Social Care and Performing Arts.

via Students stand up against sexism.

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