IWD: How Did It Come About?

, March 8, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Today, I decided to start my work day by looking into the history of IWD because, being honest, I did not know how the day came about (and you may not either!) So, here is a very brief history session on International Women’s Day. On February 28th 1909, the Socialist […]


Statement about sex-for-rent exploitation in Canterbury

, September 17, 2018

In recent weeks, an investigation by Unified revealed that a number of Canterbury landlords have been luring students into exploitative sex-for-rent arrangements. The article explains how more than 10 landlords have admitted to taking women students as tenants – some of whom are international students – in exchange for regular sexual favours.   UCASU condemns […]


HOW I EMPOWERED SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

, April 28, 2017

BY BETH ASHLEY   I was invited by the women’s charity Refuge to speak at Avon’s International Women’s Day event in London, which I attended in March. I was part of a panel of researchers (myself providing a personal approach to the issue) with amazing people like the Refuge and Avon CEOs, and MP Jess […]

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