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. A national review of the university system is underway - and it presents a critical opportunity to finally secure change on this issue. 

Add your name to join Fair Agenda and End Rape on Campus Australia in calling for an independent, expert-led oversight mechanism, like a Taskforce on University Sexual Violence.



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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Karen , 2217  /  signed 2023-06-02 15:41:41 +1000
Katie , 2821  /  signed 2023-06-02 10:14:27 +1000
"My HECS debt has gone up on classes I had to retake because the university didn’t support me when I was sexually assaulted. I’m paying off a degree I still don’t have."
Jack , 2205  /  signed 2023-06-02 09:34:23 +1000
Katrina , 2774  /  signed 2023-06-01 18:22:50 +1000
"Six subjects of debt"
Nicole , 3754  /  signed 2023-06-01 06:16:14 +1000
Jemima , 2048  /  signed 2023-05-31 13:27:58 +1000
Tim , 2222  /  signed 2023-05-31 09:51:33 +1000
Marianne , 2093  /  signed 2023-05-30 20:50:08 +1000
Mike , 5022  /  signed 2023-05-30 20:35:28 +1000
Adriana , 2289  /  signed 2023-05-30 19:43:30 +1000
"Because we need institutions to stick to their promises of equity, diversity and inclusion. Because we’ve filled out the survey to give them data on the severity of sexual violence.
Because we advocate for our colleagues, students and peers.
What have THEY done?"
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