Sign the petition: hold universities accountable for failures on sexual violence

Everyone deserves to learn in a safe environment. But right now universities are failing students when it comes to sexual violence prevention and response. In fact every single week 275 students are being sexually assaulted in a uni context.

Most universities are failing to take even basic steps, including: ensuring teaching staff don’t have a history of using sexual violence; and that student survivors don’t have to sit in the same classroom as the person who raped them.  

No student should ever have to drop out of uni because they feel unsafe on campus. We need change. And right now the government is deciding what to do about this problem.

Universities can’t be left to mark their own work on this issue. That’s why Fair Agenda and End Rape on Campus Australia are calling for independent and expert-led oversight, through a body like a Taskforce on sexual violence in universities, to hold unis and residences accountable on this issue. Can you show how much public support this reform has by signing the petition in support?


To Federal Education Minister Jason Clare,

I'm extremely concerned that many universities and residences are failing students when it comes to sexual violence.

I urge you to create an expert-led independent oversight mechanism - like a Taskforce on University Sexual Violence - with a mandate to hold universities and residences accountable if they put students at risk. 


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Clancy , 6100  /  signed 2024-04-14 11:49:03 +1000
Alexandta , 2093  /  signed 2024-02-23 14:47:42 +1100
Kylie , 2340  /  signed 2024-02-22 23:37:07 +1100
"I myself am a sexual assault survivor and WISH there was more being done years ago"
jasmyne , 6122  /  signed 2024-02-13 14:45:00 +1100
Nicole , 2603  /  signed 2024-02-06 19:28:01 +1100
Sapphire , 3150  /  signed 2024-01-18 13:39:47 +1100
Mandy , 7000  /  signed 2024-01-16 19:13:15 +1100
"People identifying as women deserve too feel safe in their learning environment. Women think differently to men, and we need more women in educated roles.

To me it would be like saying, were going to sexuality assault or bully all people with blue eyes. No one chooses their eye colour or they gender… Were all equal and it’s outrageous that female identifying students and being sexually assaulted in these times."
Lacey , 4879  /  signed 2023-12-29 22:46:33 +1100
Anna , 6280  /  signed 2023-12-09 09:54:24 +1100
Natalie , 4030  /  signed 2023-12-06 16:55:25 +1100
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