26 September 2016

Help shape a future based on safety and respect

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Help the Australian Human Rights Commission by making a submission about your own experience.

Take part in Australia’s first-ever national prevalence survey on uni student experiences of sexual assault and harassment, and it’s not just RMIT students being asked to take part but all Australian uni students.

The ‘Respect. Now. Always. national university student survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment is the first time a national survey of this kind has been conducted, and the results will enhance the effectiveness of longstanding work by our universities to prevent and address sexual assault and harassment.

The survey is part of the university sector’s Respect. Now. Always. campaign that aims to prevent and address these unacceptable behaviours in our community.

In order to get clear picture of the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in our student community, we are calling on our students to complete the survey. Hence, your participation is vital even if you have not experienced these behaviours.

The outcomes of the survey is to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

There are two ways you can help shape a future based on safety and respect:

  1. Make a submission about your own experience via the Australian Human Rights Commission online form at http://ow.ly/huc6303wFfG.
  2. If you have been selected from a student sample, complete the survey via the individual link that has been sent your student email.

If you feel distress at any time during or after participating in this survey, support is available by calling 1800 RESPECT or visit our Safer Community web page.

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