Recent surveys have indicated that one-third of female students in Britain had experienced sexual assault or unwanted advances while at college. But are universities doing enough? Some colleges have been criticised for not taking rape and sexual assault complaints seriously enough.

There is a legal guidance to encourage universities in the UK to investigate allegations of indecent assault or rape because believing that it is purely a police matter, could be breaking the law. Like public authorities, governing bodies have a legal obligation under the Human Rights Act and the Public Sector Equality Duty, to eliminate discrimination and harassment against women.

So what are public bodies like Universities and colleges doing? As well as counselling and training there are initiatives to take a proactive and perhaps more pragmatic approach. Like self defense classes and some student unions are providing rape alarms.

Using a rape alarm, knowing when and how to alert the public or to use as a deterrent for example for DNA marking, dye the attacker or foul smelling repellant sprays are all options. Perhaps convenience is important, so pendant or key ring alarms could be used. How to avoid false alarms and how to stow away your alarm for easy access.

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Walk Easy's first personal alarm, the WE900 Aerosol Alarm was first produced in 1985.The company pride themselves on reaching out to continually improve their products and test to the highest standards. Walk Easy known as online is a UK manufacturer of personal security devices and has received the Best Buy award from 'Which?' The UK Consumers Association. In 30 years Walk Easy personal alarms have always aimed to offer quality produced and British engineered products. All products are made and tested in accordance with British Standards Institution PAS 020:1997.