South Lanarkshire College against Gender Based Violence

South Lanarkshire College against Gender Based Violence

As a college community, we’re very proud to once again be supporting the annual awareness raising campaign 16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence and Gender-based Violence. 

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.  It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.  It is used as an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

This global campaign runs from the 25 November until the 10 December.  There will be a range of activities taking place across the 16 days.  You can find out what will be happening on our social media channels

At South Lanarkshire College, our vision is for all staff and students to prosper and flourish in a safe, supportive, inclusive learning environment.  To help us achieve this vision we have produced a Gender Based Violence Prevention & Support Policy and Strategy.

Gender-based Violence Prevention Strategy

Gender-based Violence Prevention Action Plan

Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Support Policy

Student Support

If you have experienced gender-based violence we would encourage you to speak to a member of staff that you are comfortable with.  This may be with a Course Tutor or directly with a member of the Guidance and Support staff in Student Services.  Immediate support will be provided to you and advice and support on how to access external specialised services.  In addition to this, arrangements can be made to access in-house support services such as the Student Counselling Service.  Alternatively, you can email the dedicated email and a member of the Student Services team will contact you directly.

Staff Support

Staff can speak with a colleague or line manager or speak directly to the Human Resources team by emailing

For all students and staff, the College will respond in a sensitive and understanding manner. All incidents of gender-based violence will be treated confidentially and effectively.

For further information and resources visit the College’s designated support webpage here.