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Universities Must End Sexual Violence on Campus

Posted on: Mon 7 Aug 2017

Last week, Australian Human Rights Commission released the Change the Course report. The report found high amounts of sexual assault and sexual harassment within Australian universities.

21% of students were sexually harassed and 1.6% of students were sexually assaulted in a university setting in 2016. While women women are twice as likely as men to be sexually harassed. How can we better protect university students? And how was this report helped to challenge attitudes and mindsets around sexual assault and sexual harassment?

“I think people have assumed a lot of things, its really good to have a rigorous research analysis of the data, so that the universities and students can really better understand what the challenges are and start attacking those” explains Kate Jenkins.

Tom Mann joins Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, from the Human Rights Commission to discuss more.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image Sourced: Wikimedia Commons 

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