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Right to recall MPs

Nus Org - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:44

We want proper provisions for elected representatives to be kicked out of office when voters believe they have broken their promises. Today, join us on social media and share your views #GenerationVote.

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Disabled HERstory Month: Jhamak Ghimire

Nus Org - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:06

As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too.

Born in July 1980, Jhamak Ghimire, is a disabled Nepali writer.

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Disabled HERstory Month: Helen Keller

Nus Org - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:46

As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too.

Helen Keller, born 1880, was the first deaf and blind person to achieve a Bachellor of Arts degree in America. 

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Sign the petition to end violence against women

Nus Org - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:37

NUS Women's Officer Susuana Antubam has started an online petition as part of the 'Reclaim Your Campus' campaign to raise awareness of violence against women.

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Students and mental health

Nus Org - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:00

We want to make concerns about mental health a higher priority and to improve standards of support. Today, join us on social media and share your views #GenerationVote.

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Disabled HERstory Month: Ever Lee Hairston

Nus Org - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:07

As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too.

Ever Lee Hairston has described herself as 'Black, Blind, Successful, and Blessed'...

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Human Rights Day 2014

Nus Org - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:20

Today, Human Rights Day is all about encompassing the idea that every day is Human Rights Day through this year's theme - 'Human Rights 365'.

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Domestic Violence: Recognising the Signs

Nus Org - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:47

This is a guest article by Sian Hawkins, Policy and Public Affairs Officer at Women’s Aid.

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Take care Thursday: Our guide to the best feminist zines

Nus Org - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 17:17

Today is day ten of the #ReclaimYourCampus campaign which sees us working with students’ unions and students all over the country to take action across 16 days to challenge violence against women on campus.

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Students illustrate why random stop and search must end

Nus Org - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:25

Young people and students must be protected by the police, no matter what age or ethnicity they are. Photographer Darren Johnson has showcased young people who have been subject to unnecessary stop and searches.

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No more stop and search

Nus Org - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:45

We want Government to remove random stop-and-search powers from the police. Today, join us on social media and share your views #GenerationVote.

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Disabled HERstory Month: Agatha Christie

Nus Org - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:54

As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too.

After Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the world's best-selling author. She is also belived to have had learning difficulties, including both dyslexia and dysgraphia.

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How do we stop violence against women & girls?

Nus Org - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:17

This week in the UK, two women will be killed by men that they know.

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NUS launches national audit into lad culture on campuses

Nus Org - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:02

NUS today launched a new plan for the first national audit on lad culture and sexism within students’ unions and institutions.

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World AIDS Day 2014

Nus Org - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:42

Today, NUS joins thousands of individuals and organisation around the globe in the fight against HIV and AIDS. There are several ways you can get involved today to show your support.

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Disabled HERstory Month: Maysoon Zayid

Nus Org - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:07

As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too. 

Maysoon Zayid describes herself as a “Palestinian Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy, from New Jersey, who is an actress, comedian and activist".

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Your vote matters

Nus Org - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:00

Only 44 per cent of students voted in the last general election. Student voters hold the key to the next general election. But to make your vote count you have to be registered to vote Today, join us on social media and share your views #GenerationVote.

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New research shows students want more sustainability from their institution

Nus Org - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:22

This week, new research has revealed students are demanding more sustainable development from their intstitution.

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NUS discusses violence against women with MPs for Reclaim Your Campus

Nus Org - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00

To kick off the Reclaim Your Campus campaign, which supports the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, NUS and KCLSU came together with government ministers and the White Ribbon Campaign to discuss violence against women in the UK and on our campuses.

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Disabled HERstory Month: Judith Heumann

Nus Org - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:38

As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too. 

Judith Heumann is an American polio survivor who has dedicated her life to the extension of civil rights to disabled people.  

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