UJS statement in response to AEPi

**Content Warning: Sexual Assault and Rape**

The statement released today (31/07/20) by the AEPi Fraternity is a dangerous attempt to change the narrative surrounding the accusations of sexual assault and rape. UJS calls on AEPi to retract this statement and apologise. AEPi has shown by this statement their clear focus on protecting themselves rather than investigating and dealing with the accusations. They are not the victims in this situation. Until AEPi can get their own house in order, UJS will withdraw all ties with AEPi, including AEPi chapters no longer being able to use UJS spaces on and off campus, no longer supporting or encouraging joint events between UJS and AEPi, and UJS and associated staff no longer providing content or engagement for AEPi. We advise all Jewish societies to do the same with individual local chapters.

Equality and Advisory Support Service: Freephone 0808 800 0082
Victim Support line: 0845 30 30 900
RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
Women Against Rape: womenagainstrape.net
The Survivors Trust Helpline: 0808 801 0818
Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support National Helpline: 0845 122 1201
Jewish Woman’s aid Sexual violence support like: 08088010656
As always UJS is here for you. You can reach out to our team by messaging myself or emailing info@ujs.org.uk and for safeguarding issues please email our CEO Arieh Miller, ariehm@ujs.org.uk

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