Student-led Stellies group educating about gender, rape culture, sexual identity

A movement of student volunteers and staff from Stellenbosch University campus is schooling peers on rape culture and building a safer space.

Unashamed is almost two-years-old and initially existed as a campaign to create awareness around rape culture on campus.

Now the organisation is expanding to educate the university community and raise awareness about issues including sexual agency and consent; sexual and mental health; and gender identity and sexuality.

Unashamed co-founder Rochelle Jacobs explains that the organisation was born out of frustration about victim-blaming and the stigma around sexual assault and rape.

The organisation says more needs to be done at Stellenbosch University and other universities to fight the nuances of rape culture.

Unashamed is now working to register themselves as a non-profit organisation and move towards creating a presence on every university in South Africa.

Visit their Facebook page to learn more about how you can help.

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