Respect Now Always Campaign
Australia’s universities launched a campaign on 23 August 2016 to prevent sexual assault and harassment, in a ground-breaking initiative across the sector. The campaign – Respect. Now. Always. – highlights the determination of Australia’s universities to ensure that our students and staff are safe from sexual assault and sexual harassment.
UWA is partnering with the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) and other universities across Australia in the country’s first comprehensive national student survey on sexual assault and harassment. The survey is key to hearing what more needs to be done to prevent sexual assault and harassment and how to support students quickly and effectively. Approximately 10,000 UWA students will soon receive a request in their student email accounts to participate in the survey. Students will be randomly selected based on a variety of demographic criteria and survey responses of individual students will be de-identified. For more information visit the website for submissions on sexual assault and sexual harassment at university.
Any student may also make a submission to the Commission about their experiences and views of sexual harassment and sexual assault until November 2016.
The University is also working with the Student Guild to raise awareness of the campaign with students. In a joint initiative between UWA and the Student Guild, a screening of The Hunting Ground was held on Tuesday 30 August 2016 at 12.45pm in the Ross Lecture Theatre G41 Physics Building. Universities around the country are screening this documentary as part of the campaign.
For more information visit UWA's Respect. Now. Always. website.