Petitioning University of Amsterdam Geert ten Dam

University of Amsterdam: STOP PETITION TAMPERING AND SILENCING EMILY #JusticeforEmily

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ATTN: GEERTRUDIS THERESIA MARIA TEN DAM

IF YOU (INSTRUCT SOMEONE TO) TAKE DOWN OR TAMPER WITH THIS PETITION OR MAKE ANY SUCH ATTEMPT TO DO SO, THERE WILL BE A PETITION CALLING FOR YOUR RESIGNATION ON EVERY PETITION PLATFORM ON THE WEB.

 

Dear future signatories,

As you may already know, Emily (pseudonym), a Master’s student at the University of Amsterdam, has been put through a horrendous series of events since 2014. If you are not familiar with the situation, you can read the original text of the online petition created to support her in September 2016. In sum, the original petition describes how a rape survivor’s private information has been used without her consent and held against her, and how she has been subjected to various forms of abuse and discrimination at the hands of the university staff, upon returning to the University of Amsterdam after recovering from rape. It further describes how her complaints only made the situation worse, leading to cover-ups, gaslighting, exclusion from field research and loss of the entirety of academic credits that she had earned.

Since the petition to support Emily started on the 22nd of September 2016, the University of Amsterdam has taken the following action:

The university has resolved nothing, and Emily’s courage in overcoming rape and coming back to the university to finish her degree has been brutally crushed. Now that she has lost her academic credits, she will lose her student visa in August 2017, which will enable the university to throw her and all the accusations out of the country.

We, UvA students, are outraged by the fact that our fellow student has been treated in such a horrible way. Instead of working towards a resolution in a democratic manner, all the UvA has been doing is making threats and silencing Emily and her supporters, just like it did during the Bungehuis and Maagdenhuis occupations in 2015. Furthermore, the UvA has even hired a private law firm with public funds coming from tuition paying UvA students and taxpayers to take said action. Our money is meant for quality education and the public good, and should never be abused for purposes like this. Therefore, we hereby explicitly and strongly refuse to financially contribute to emotionally abusing and silencing our fellow student or to cover-ups of the university management’s misconduct. We demand that the university management led by Geert ten Dam get its act together and immediately work to resolve Emily’s prolonged, ongoing situation without wasting any more time or public funds on threats and petition tampering.

Please sign this petition if you want to support Emily. Please sign if you condemn the actions of the University of Amsterdam. Please sign if you are a UvA student or a taxpayer in the Netherlands, and are outraged by having your money spent on petition tampering and silencing Emily. Thank you.

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