Fund to fight staff sexual misconduct in UK higher education

by Victims of sexual misconduct

Fund to fight staff sexual misconduct in UK higher education

by Victims of sexual misconduct
Victims of sexual misconduct
Case Owner
We are a group of women crowdfunding to help end staff sexual misconduct in UK universities.
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Victims of sexual misconduct
Case Owner
We are a group of women crowdfunding to help end staff sexual misconduct in UK universities.
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This case is raising funds for its stretch target. Your pledge will be collected within the next 24-48 hours (and it only takes two minutes to pledge!)

Latest: July 4, 2022

The investigation report is being written up!

Thanks to everyone who has backed the campaign so far. 


The university investigator is writing up their report right now and we urgently need legal support in place ahead of the hearings process,…

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We are raising money for legal support to force UK universities to take staff sexual misconduct seriously.

The failures of UK universities to confront staff sexual misconduct and sexual violence are well documented. Many victims, overwhelmingly women, have experienced first-hand the lack of support for victims, absence of robust reporting procedures and inadequate policies and investigation procedures currently in place.

We are starting this crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for an ongoing case at a prominent UK university. This is a collective action involving several women, all in the early stages of their careers. As the case is ongoing, we must remain anonymous. In this instance, the university has known about multiple incidents of sexual misconduct by a permanent staff member since late 2019 (in relation to current and former students and staff), and only began an investigation following action from a solicitor acting pro bono in spring 2021. That pro bono assistance is no longer available to the complainants, hence this campaign. We believe that legal support will be critical in ensuring that the university does the right thing.

We have already held preliminary discussions with a barrister who has given us a rough estimate of £8,000 + VAT (£9,600 in total) for the support we may need during the internal process.  This includes review of documents; advice on the law; correspondence and meetings.

Please support our campaign. We hope that this case will not only make a difference at the institution in question, but will help set a precedent for larger-scale change across UK higher education. We are committed to continuing the struggle across the sector. Together we can make a change.

For more information on what needs to change to address problems relating to sexual misconduct in higher education, please visit The 1752 Group website: https://1752group.com/.


Image credit: Lauren Mitchell (https://curiouslauren.com/)

Update 2

Victims of sexual misconduct

July 4, 2022

The investigation report is being written up!

Thanks to everyone who has backed the campaign so far. 


The university investigator is writing up their report right now and we urgently need legal support in place ahead of the hearings process, so the sooner we hit our target, the sooner our lawyer can get to work. 


If each person who has pledged so far raises just £30 more, then we will hit our target -- please share the campaign and pledge more if you can. We are almost there!


Update 1

Victims of sexual misconduct

June 28, 2022

We're half way there! SHARE and help us keep up momentum!

Thank you SO much to everyone who has pledged so far, we are over the half way point! Please keep sharing the campaign with your networks - the sooner we reach our goal the sooner our lawyer can get to work! We have written up some templates below for you to use to help us amplify our case, please spread the word and help us maintain momentum!


SHARE ON TWITTER 

'I have supported this crowdfunder to raise funds for legal support for a group of women involved in a staff sexual misconduct case at a UK university. They are already half way there but need more support. Please share and donate what you can: 



SHARE ON FACEBOOK/WHATSAPP AND VIA EMAIL

'I have supported this crowdfunder to raise funds for legal support for a group of women involved in a staff sexual misconduct case at a prominent UK university. It is an ongoing case concerning several complaints of sexual assault and harassment by a professor and the university’s mishandling of the entire process. 

They are already half way to their goal but need more support. The women involved have to remain anonymous, but please support them if you can, any donation will be massively appreciated. Please share:

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/end-staff-sexual-misconduct/'


THANK YOU!

 



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