Tag Archives: Sexual assault

Talk About It

5 Dec
Happy holidays/summer term everyone!

If you’re still around campus over summer and happen to go to the bathroom you may well find free period management products courtesy of your ever-caring and fighting Wom*n’s Department. They will have these stickers on them: Image

It’s really important that there’s a broad range of respondents to the survey, so please do, it only takes a few minutes and your story is valuable and valid.

**TRIGGER WARNING** There are questions within the survey (sexual assault and harassment) which may be triggering to some women. Take care of yourself, if you think this survey may be triggering please make sure you’re safe

Talk About It is the only national women’s safety survey that is run by students for students.
It was first run in 2010 and the report was released in 2011, now we have the opportunity to run the survey again and find out what has changed, what’s stayed the same and what we need to do to make sure that every person is safe on campus.
The survey is for women and women identifying people only, if you’re a woman student studying at university please help us by completing the survey. The survey will close early 2013.More backstory and information is available here.Please share amongst your networks!

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Rad Sex & Consent update

2 May

Well we are about to start day 3 of Rad Sex & Consent and it’s been awesome so far! Today Nina Funnell – a special guest of the Wom*n’s Dept – will speak on consent.

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*trigger warning for mention of sexual assault*
Nina is a courageous woman who turned a horrific experience into a platform to campaign for the rights of all Australians to live free from physical and sexual violence. In 2007, Nina experienced an awful attack by an unknown man before she managed to escape. She reported the incident to the police and then broke her story to the media in an attempt to reclaim control of the situation.

Since then she has written numerous articles for the media about violence against women and has become a public spokesperson for survivors of assault. She volunteers with The Step to the Future Foundation and last year she travelled across Australia speaking to over 15,000 high school students and students at six universities. She is a member of the management committee of the NSW Rape Crisis Centre and takes every opportunity to raise the community’s awareness and understanding of this important issue. She has also worked with national football clubs and organisations on issues of gender awareness & assault reduction.

You can read some of her articles here.

Hope to see you today at 1:30pm at Joe Nap A (near Rowden White library – level 2 union house), or if you can make today, there will be 2nd wom*n-only consent workshop tomorrow in the wom*n’s room at 11:30am!

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