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    Changing the Culture - Tackling sexual violence, bullying and harassment, hate crime and hate incidents

    Shifting attitudes, values and behaviours and creating more inclusive and tolerant communities

    The Changing the Culture Initiative is a university-wide programme which has been set up to tackle violence, harassment and hate. That includes:

    • Hate incidents and hate crime – e.g. racism, xenophobia, misogyny, faith-based hate, bigotry, discrimination, LGBT hate;
    • Gender-based violence – e.g. sexual violence, domestic abuse, sexism;
    • Harassment – e.g. racial harassment, sexual harassment, online harassment.

    Below we’ve summarised a few projects delivered by the Changing the Culture Initiative (CCI).

    • Pathways – breaking down barriers to reporting to the University through awareness-raising activity and transparent information and online reporting tools, including anonymous reporting.  Click here to access Pathways.
    • Safeguarding toolkit - multi-faceted institution- specific training resources and the review of case management processes to help deliver an effective response to disclosures at all levels.  Click here to find out more.
    • No Home for Hate - challenging attitudes, values and behaviours and educating students to be agents of change by engaging students as part of the curriculum and through university-wide campaigns. Click here to find out more.
    • Building Bridges - working with local partners and the HE sector to drive forward culture change by sharing good practice and collaborating on community-based projects. Click here to find out more.
    • Campaign books - using students’ work to deliver campaign messaging, such as  #NoHomeForHate and to raise awareness of key calendar events, such as Holocaust Memorial Day.  Check out the below campaign books to gain a better understanding of the issues and key themes we’re trying to tackle:

    #NoHomeForHate#WeAreMore#MeToo#Report.It.To.Stop.It#BuildingBridges#PrideOnline Harassment#StandTogether (Holocaust Memorial Day 2020)#International.Women’s.Day#Black.History.Month

    • Student-made films – students in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, since 2017, have been responding to briefs.  This has resulted in around 50 short films addressing various themes related to violence, harassment and hate.  Here are just a few….

    MisogynyMicroaggressionsDomestic violenceLGBT suicideGender inequalityFaith-based hate crimeHate crime on public transportTogethernessLGBT hate crimeAnti-immigrant hateSexual harassmentRacismBeing differentBrexit and the rise of hateMale suicide

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