University can be both a strange and exciting time. You throw yourself into a setting with numerous new faces and the possibility to form many new friendships and relationships. But what happens when those or any relationship takes a negative turn and you no longer feel happy, perhaps even unsafe?
Belfast Women’s Aid is running a 16-day campaign against domestic and sexual violence towards women and this year’s theme is ‘Healthy Relationships’. The organisation aims to highlight what makes a healthy relationship and how to recognise warning signs in an unhealthy one.
The campaign launches on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls) and runs until 10 December (Human Rights Day), to highlight the link between the two. Women’s rights are Human rights.
Queen’s Students’ Union is supporting this campaign by hosting a ‘Healthy Relationships’ workshop on 12 December which will give attendees the chance to learn about healthy relationships and how to recognise what makes one become toxic. Everyone is welcome! There are only 20 spaces available, so register asap to secure your place.
If you want to further support the campaign come along to the rally on Friday 1 December outside City Hall and show solidarity with Women’s Aid. Also keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
If you would like to seek any help or advice regarding domestic or sexual violence here are some points of contact:
Phone: (24hr) 0808 802 1414
Text: Text SUPPORT to 07797805895
QUBSU Part-Time Women’s Officer