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Guild launches ‘Call It Out’ campaign

Yesterday Liverpool Guild of Students launched it’s ‘Call It Out’ campaign against sexual harassment on campus.

On their website, the Guild said:

We know sexual harassment and assault is a problem for students. It’s become a normal part of our culture. It’s not just groping, pinching, or smacking that’s a problem – unwanted sexual comments, jokes, gestures, songs, cat calling and wolf-whistling are also an issue. These actions are all too often trivialised and ignored – we won’t tolerate it, and neither should you.

The campaign is being headed by Guild President, Harry Anderson, and Vice President, Emma Sims.

Call It Out aims to challenge this culture of ignorance by encouraging those who witness any form of harassment or assault to #CallItOut using the following methods:

  • Speak directly to the perpetrator (if safe to do so!)
  • Contact the Police – 999 for emergency cases, 101 for non-emergency cases
  • Get in touch with Safeplace Merseyside on 0151 295 3550.

You can also get involved with the Call It Out campaign itself by posting a #CallItOut selfie on Instagram @LiverpoolGuild.

The Mental Health Society have posted their group #CallItOut selfie:

Vice President, Emma Sims is co-heading the campaign:

It's the start of our sexual harassment campaign today. We've been silent too long #callitout

A post shared by Liverpool Guild of Students (@liverpoolguild) on

For more information and updates on the campaign, visit the Call It Out minisite.

Cecily Sheppard

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