Image of students protesting sexual assault on campus. Image credit: Steve Rhodes (Flickr)

Commission welcomes commitment from universities to release data

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commitment from all 39 Australian universities to release the data they receive on rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment at their institutions.This data will be provided to universities as...
Thursday 6 April 2017
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University sexual assault project will see results for students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the national project on sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities presents an accurate picture of the current situation at Australia's universities and...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
"It is during the most challenging times, such as the current dairy crisis you realise the strengths of your networks and community" - Sarah Parker, Rural Women's Coalition

A conversation in gender equality

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man in the street while his two friends looked on. Instead of condemning the attacks, our public conversation fixated on the idea that she shouldn’t have been out by herself at night.A young woman living in a city...
Wednesday 8 March 2017

Universities back sexual assault survey

A nation-wide survey to assess the extent of sexual assault and sexual harassment of university students is launched today by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia.A representative sample of students from Australia’s 39...
Tuesday 23 August 2016
University students in lecture theatre (stock photo)

Sexual Harassment and Assault on Campus

The Australian Human Rights Commission will be conducting a nation-wide survey of university students on sexual harassment and sexual assault.The confidential online survey will be conducted in the second half of the year by Roy Morgan.“The survey...
Friday 20 May 2016