Gaining a solid understanding of what gendered violence is and how to recognise it.

  • We provide preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment awareness training across all UNSW residential colleges. This ensures our student leaders and staff have a strong understanding of: 

    • Consent - what it means in terms of sexual relationships and when you can give your consent
    • How to communicate what you are comfortable and not comfortable with - so you can navigate relationships successfully and understand boundaries
    • Recognising unconscious bias and the impacts of language and everyday gendered micro-aggressions in unconsciously promoting a culture of disrespect 
    • The difference between respectful and disrespectful behaviours, as well as empowering bystanders to speak out when they hear or see something 
    • UNSW staff and student codes of behaviour.

    This training is administered by UNSW in partnership with the Gendered Violence Research Network. 

  • We developed a gendered violence awareness training program for students and staff specifically tailored to UNSW. This training is delivered in person and via an e-learning package.

  • Underpinning our training and awareness programs we are also strengthening our staff and student codes of conduct and making our policies and procedures in relation to gendered violence more visible and more accessible.

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