Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the diversity of all staff in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and aims to address gender, race and sexual orientation inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of certain groups in senior roles.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Students lead city’s Reclaim the Night march

University of Portsmouth students will lead a march through the city streets next month protesting against sexual violence and demanding gender equality.

The Reclaim the Night event – which is open to people of all ages, genders and cultures – has been organised by the Students’ Union women’s officer and will culminate in a march around the city to Guildhall Square.

Billed as Portsmouth’s “biggest and loudest grassroots protest against street harassment, victim-blaming and all forms of sexual violence and abuse”, the free event takes place on Tuesday, March 8.

Students’ Union women’s officer Sian Brooke, who also works as a faculty administrator at the University, said: “This is going to be a fantastic community event, open to everyone, and the perfect opportunity to stand up and say ‘no’ to street harassment and victim-blaming.

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