Back in Black

Posted 2:01pm Sunday 12th March 2023 by Anna Robertshawe

Thursdays in Black is a nation-wide student-led campaign devoted to preventing and responding to sexual violence in tertiary spaces - and it’s back for another year in Dunedin.   Thursdays in Black is aimed at removing stigma and spreading awareness around sexual violence, whilst at Read more...

AI Can See You Naked

Posted 4:32pm Friday 19th August 2022 by Fox Meyer

CW: Explicit discussion of sexual exploitation, rape Christchurch has produced many good things over the years. It has also produced Michael James Pratt, a fugitive sex trafficker on the FBI’s most wanted list with a $70,000 bounty on his head. A database of coerced nude photos and videos Read more...

Call for Independent Body to Monitor Universities’ Response to Sexual Violence

Posted 2:32pm Sunday 26th September 2021 by Erin Gourley

Stop Sexual Harassment On Campus (SSHOC) has started a campaign to create an independent body that would monitor how universities in Aotearoa respond to sexual violence. They’re encouraging staff and students at universities to fill out their petition in support of the new independent Read more...

Silverline Says Consent Workshop About “Sex and Relating”

Posted 2:49pm Sunday 26th September 2021 by Denzel Chung

Silverline, a student-led mental health initiative, has been called out for saying a sexual violence prevention workshop was about “sex and relating”. On Thursday September 16, student Kayli called attention on Twitter to a Facebook post by Silverline, promoting a Student Job Search Read more...

Decensoring Sex Work

Posted 4:32pm Sunday 25th July 2021 by Asia Martusia King

Content warning: Sexual violence. Vixen Temple should terrify you. She is an unstoppable force. She’s a performance artist, an activist, a writer, a podcaster, a sex worker, and a self-proclaimed Satanic sex witch. She’s single-handedly founded an online community for sex workers and Read more...

Let Us Live: Ōtepoti and the world need to address gender-based violence

Posted 12:21am Sunday 11th April 2021 by Eileen Corcoran

TW: sexual assault, harassment, femicide. Sarah Everard followed all the rules women are taught from birth. She spoke to her boyfriend as she walked through a park home at 9pm on a Wednesday, she wore comfortable and warm clothes, and shoes made for running. Still, it didn’t save her. She Read more...

77 Incidents of Flatmate Violence Last Year

Posted 5:02pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021 by Erin Gourley

The team at OUSA Student Support dealt with 77 incidents of flatmate violence during 2020.  According to Sage Burke, the manager of OUSA Student Support, this number was “about the same” as 2019. That number was “bad to start with,” and given that a lot of Read more...

Three Students Disciplined For Sexual Misconduct In 2020

Posted 8:42pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021 by Erin Gourley

A first-year student in 2020 was permanently excluded from the University of Otago after multiple sexual assaults against two students. This case, and three other allegations of sexual misconduct or assault, are detailed in the University’s Discipline Reports for 2020. Otago University Read more...

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