In 2016, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) carried out the first ever National Student Safety Survey (NSSS) to understand the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.
Achieving a safe and respectful campus and workplace for all students and staff requires a UNSW strategy to frame ongoing action to prevent and respond to gendered violence, including sexual misconduct.
UNSW has a responsibility and a unique opportunity to prevent and respond to reports of gendered violence, ensuring the safety of all members of our community. In 2021, UNSW publicly shared the results of its annual report on the prevention of and response to gendered violence. In this way, we hope to bring these crucial issues into the light.