Students from across Irish third-level institutes came together in August 2018 to take part in the design and development process for the 'It Stops Now' campaign.
The development session aimed to ensure that students are at the forefront of innovating and creating ideas for a campaign to end sexual violence and harassment. Students shared their perspectives on these issues, giving a diversity of experiences and opinions which shape the campaign.
This video captures the energy of the session, showing the brainstorming and planning led by students which contributed greatly to the 'It Stops Now' campaign.
The 'It Stops Now' campaign aims to build a culture of zero tolerance of sexual harassment and violence in third level institutions by raising awareness through active campaigning, and by developing training and policy resources for students and staff.
Developed as part of an European Union (EU) funded project, Ending Sexual Harassment and Violence in Third-Level Education (ESHTE) - 'It Stops Now' tackles sexual violence and harassment by engaging with Higher Education Institutes, creating cultural change, and enabling women to reach their full potential by promoting safe environments.
The project's Lead Partner is the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI), working with Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS), Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) Cyprus, and Women's Issues Information Centre (WIIC) Lithuania. The project is funded by the European Union.
You can find out more about the ‘It Stops Now’ campaign at itstopsnow.org, or follow us on Twitter @ItStopsNow_EU and Facebook @ItStopsNowEU