Preventing gender-based violence in UK universities

Anni Donaldson, Melanie McCarry, Aimee McCullough

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GBV is a policy area which shows a degree of variation across the UK and merits examination for the impact this may have on how universities address this issue on campus sexual violence. This chapter will begin by outlining the current situation facing UK universities as they develop their responses to GBV. It will then contextualise this by examining the key factors influencing GBV policy in each of the home nations using a three point conceptual framework. The chapter will then summarise current developments in universities’ approaches to the issue in their national context. The chapter will conclude by offering some observations on the opportunities and challenges facing the UK Higher Education sector as it develops its approach to GBV prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender-Based Violence in University Communities
Subtitle of host publicationPolicy, Prevention and Educational Intervention
EditorsAnitha Sundari, Ruth Lewis
Place of PublicationBristol
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018


  • gender-based violence
  • women
  • universities
  • higher education
  • UK


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