Olivia Bailey is the National Women's Officer for the National Union of Students. She was elected in March to represent women students across the UK. Olivia is leading campaigns on violence against women students, student parents and representation for women in student unions and politics more broadly, as well as taking action on the wide range of issues that affect women students. Olivia has just launched a nationwide survey of women students experience of violence, which will lead to the first research report of its kind on the issue in the new year.
Prior to her election to her current role, Olivia was the Junior Common Room President of St Hilda's College, Oxford as well as the Equal Opportunities Officer for Oxford University Student Union. Olivia had a number of successes in those roles, including leading the campaign to defend the full-time women's officer of the student's union from abolition.
Olivia has also been involved in political activity nationally and in encouraging women's involvement within those structures. Olivia recently, in her capacity as a member of the Labour Party National Policy Forum, led the campaign for the Labour Party to support votes at sixteen in their next manifesto.
Olivia intends to speak out for young women during her tenure as a Commissioner. She believes that young women today face unique challenges and that the women's movement must speak out for them.
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