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 Statement in Support of Ceasefire 

8 May 2024

 Tēnā koutou katoa, 

Following AUTSA's statement in October 2023, AUTSA unequivocally supports efforts towards a ceasefire and ending the genocide occurring in Palestine. 

The ongoing violence has resulted in immense loss of life and widespread violations of human rights, impacting not only the region but resonating deeply within our hearts here in Aotearoa. 

AUTSA does not tolerate discrimination and violence and condemns the ill-treatment of students who are peacefully protesting globally. 

We continue to support our students that have engaged in expressing their views; and believe in the principles of free speech, constructive dialogue, and empathy as essential components of addressing complex issues. 

We urge community and political leaders to prioritise action towards an immediate ceasefire and renewed efforts towards a just and lasting resolution to this conflict. 

AUTSA is committed to supporting all students, regardless of their views towards the current situation, therefore we want to remind all students that there are support services available. Please make use of the AUTSA Advocacy, AUT Counselling and Mental Health Supports services, community groups, and/or text 1737. 

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. 

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