University residences should be doing everything possible to stop sexual violence on campus

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Which Uni residences are providing training to prevent sexual assault?

A new Human Rights Commission Report into sexual violence on campus has shown that 1 in 10 female university students were sexually assaulted in 2015 or 2016. A shocking number -- and women living on campus are at particularly high risk.

As the home-away-from-home for thousands of students at universities, residences should be doing everything they can to reduce sexual violence in their communities. And one critical way they should be doing that is by training their students and staff in consent and prevention of sexual violence.

So, in September 2016 Fair Agenda contacted the 216 university residences across Australia with a survey asking what, if any, training they would be providing to students and relevant staff in this area in 2017. The table below displays a summary of the key aspects of the responses received from residences as at the 28th July 2017. So far, just 129 residences have been willing to respond to Fair Agenda's survey questions. Only 61 have said they are involving experts from a sexual assault service in their training of students.

You can view the full list of questions and residence responses by clicking on the 'detailed results' page of this website. 

Want to encourage more residences to implement best practice training? You can get involved in Fair Agenda's campaign by signing the petition here.

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RESIDENCE*

UNIVERSITY

STATE

WILL ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE RELEVANT TRAINING?

WILL A SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE BE INVOLVED IN STUDENT TRAINING?

DOES THE TRAINING INCLUDE SEXUAL CONSENT TRAINING?

IS THE TRAINING PER STUDENT AT LEAST 2 HOURS?

WILL STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR RESIDENT WELFARE BE PROVIDED WITH RELEVANT TRAINING?

WILL A SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE BE INVOLVED IN STAFF TRAINING?

DOES THAT TRAINING INCLUDE HOW TO RESPOND TO DISCLOSURES?

DOES THAT TRAINING INCLUDE HOW TO CREATE A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE?

  • YES
  • PARTIAL YES
  • NO
  • UNKNOWN
  • DID NOT RESPOND

* The information above represents survey responses provided by the residences themselves. Fair Agenda does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided by residences.

Please note: If you represent a university residence and would like to update or provide a survey response, please contact Fair Agenda via info@fairagenda.org.

DETAILED RESULTS

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To all Australian University Residences,

We urge you to do everything possible to prevent sexual violence on campus. As a first step, we call on every university residence to implement best-practice training in sexual consent and prevention of sexual violence for all students and relevant staff in 2017.

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