Shocking numbers have come out of the first report to ever quantify Australia’s universities’ sexual assault and harassment problem.
Findings showed that 1.6% of students were sexually assaulted in a university setting, with 21% of those assaults occurring at a social event at university or a residence social event.
Universities have pledged to work holistically to combat the issue.
Another survey will be conducted in three years’ time.
If this report raised any issues for you, don’t hesitate to call the following help lines:
Sexual Assault Helpline: 1800 010 120
Domestic Violence: 1800 RESPECT
National University Support Line: 1800 572 224Download Audio