Any form of GBV  is never okay. 

The term "gender-based violence" refers to crimes against women that are primarily, though not solely, committed by men, such as forced marriage, rape, domestic abuse, and stalking. It is a sign of the historical and current inequality of power in our society.

Some examples of gender-based violence include:

  • rape or other sexual crimes
  • domestic violence
  • stalking
  • forced marriage
  • so-called 'honour' crimes
  • sexual harassment
These crimes can happen in public or private life. Threats also count as forms of gender-based violence.

The terms "violence against women" and "gender-based violence" are frequently used interchangeably. This is due to the widely accepted fact that women and girls account for the majority of victims of gender-based violence due to the unequal balance of power between men and women in society.

Get Support 
 If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of GBV there is a variety of support options available to both students and staff. 

For students 

·     The College’s team of professional counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health workers offers confidential support - book a counselling appointment

·         Currently Glasgow Clyde College students can access support through our Time to Talk Helpline 0141 272 3786.

Time to Talk Helpline Day: 1pm – 3pm, Monday to Friday

The helpline is staffed by counsellors and all you need to do is provide your 8 digit Student Reference

·         Equality, Diversity and Inclusion- Our Equality & Diversity Lead provides advice, support and guidance on equality, diversity and inclusion related issues to students and staff. Contact Caroline at report&

·         Student Info & Welfare Centre - This College service offers support and advice on issues affecting your student life, with signposting and referral to more specialist services. If you're not sure where to go, this is a good place to start. 

·         Student Advisors can talk through the College's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available, in confidence. 

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