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Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2022

Posted on 4 February 2022

We are marking Sexual Violence Awareness Week with a series of events, talks and activities around the theme of 'Changing the Conversation'.

Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2022 

Light Up the Night

We invite you to ‘Light up the Night’ on Monday 7 February in a display of solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.

Join us at Greg's Place at 5.30 pm to walk across campus, ending at Heslington Hall. Battery operated candles will be provided, or feel free to get creative (think fairy lights, reflective clothing, torches). The walk itself is estimated to last 20 - 30 minutes.

If you can't join us in person, please feel free to share a picture of yourself 'lighting up the night' on Instagram and tag @uoy_svlo using #itsnotok #changingtheconversation.



10am: Changing the Conversation around Sexual Violence in Higher Education

5.30pm: Light Up the Night


11am: University of Hull hosts: Behind the door of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre

2pm: Changing the Conversation: Demystifying Report and Support


1pm: Changing the Conversation: Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence

2pm: Conduct and Respect Drop-in for Staff

3pm: University of Hull hosts The Journey from Initial Report to Court Case


12 noon: Changing the Conversation: Sexual Violence in the Trans Community


3pm: Changing the Conversation: Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes Around Sexual Violence

Get involved

The week will also feature promotion of local services, online resources, an artivism competition and lots of online engagement through our SVLO Instagram page.



If you have been impacted by sexual violence and would like to speak to our Sexual Violence Liaison Officers about accessing specialist support, visit our sexual violence support and advice web page and email the SVLOs directly or fill out the online referral form.

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