Do you know the scale of sexual harassment at school?
82% of girls and young women aged 13-21 faced some form of sexual harassment in a public place in the last year, more than ½ of these happening at school or college. More recently we have learned about the growing sexualised culture in schools and the misuse of social media and technology to compound this abuse. We are working hard to support girls and young women, and to raise awareness and campaign where we can.
Your school or university group can take a stand and say no to violence against women and girls.
When you fundraise for Solace you are helping women and girls rebuild their lives after abuse while also sending a message saying abuse will not be tolerated.
Universities take part in a 10-hour football marathon
Chloe alongside her Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas University Women’s Football Club raised over £500 for Solace with a 10-hour football marathon!
The day included 5-a-side football matches, a yoga session and a talk from Solace’s fundraising team delivered by Beth, talking to the team about Solace’s vital work and how their support is making a difference. Be like Chloe, make a difference by getting your school, university or club involved. You could…
• Hold a bake sale
• Organise a dress up day or fashion show (we suggest Feminist themed, check out our feminist fundraising pack)
• Put on a talent show
• Or have Solace come and talk about domestic abuse and sexual violence at school.
• Ask if your school is signed up to the First Give scheme! A great opportunity to engage with our work and raise vital funds for Solace. We provide full support from our team to ensure your First Give project is a success. Find out more here https://firstgive.co.uk/
Or, if you are in Islington or Haringey then you may want to talk to Hear 2 Change who can work directly with young people talking about healthy relationships in school.