All the female students, staff and faculty at Richmond are being invited by the Student Affairs team to take part in an online survey to share how safe they feel.
Dr Allison Cole-Stutz, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, commented, “We wanted to launch this initiative following the tragic disappearance and subsequent murder of Sarah Everard and the related events which have happened since then. We are trying to build a relevant framework for the women in our community by asking them to share their stories anonymously.”
Two student groups have been pivotal in moving this initiative forward: Women in Leadership and Her Campus.
In addition, women’s safety is being highlighted by one of the University’s faculty members, Ruth Wyatt (@wordswyatt) through @ForFemaleSafety, a campaign set up to push for societal change. Students in Ruth’s Communications 5220 course are working on the campaign as a live academic project and supporting its weekly Covid-safe protest to bring women’s safety to the minds of all. Watch out for #HighLightSaturday every weekend and get involved.
The Student Affairs team would like to invite every woman in our community to take part, so in addition to students, teaching staff, administrators, librarians, cleaners, catering team, etc, are all included.
To take part, click here.