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Speak Up! Stand Up! Be the Change

09 Jan 2020

We believe that everyone has the right to live, work and study in an environment free from the fear of harassment or violence

Speak Up! Stand Up!

The ‘Speak Up! Stand Up!’ Campaign is being led by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team working in collaboration with the University of Manchester Students Union. It aims to empower people to be an active bystander and take action against harassment, hate crime and sexual violence.  

Acts of harassment and violence committed because of a person’s identity often start with negative attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes about other people.  These beliefs are cultivated through exposure and repeated reinforcement by those around them and they can form prejudices.  These prejudices can present in a variety of forms including:

  • Disabalism
  • Homophobia
  • Racism
  • Religious Hate
  • Sexism
  • Transphobia

If unchallenged these negative beliefs can lead to prejudicial and biased behaviour and potentially more serious acts of discrimination hate and violence.

Don't be a bystander Speak Up! Stand Up! Call it out and report it.

Report & Support 

If you or someone you know has experienced problematic behaviour you can use the University’s Report and Support Platform.  This allows you to report something anonymously or report it and get support from a Harassment Support Advisor.

Find out more 

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