Universities are Failing Victims of Sexual Assault

The beginning of the University Calendar marks the start of the ‘red zone’ – the period in which female students are most likely to be sexually assaulted. Calls for help to counselling services across Australia spike around this time, and yet universities have little strategies in place to prevent this.

In fact, a new report by End Rape on Campus Australia has revealed the extent of malpractice on behalf of Universities, with victims facing great difficulty in reporting their assault, changing classes to avoid their attacker, or even retaking a class they failed due to their trauma. Some cases even saw institutions deterring students from reporting assaults, or covering up the severity of incidents.

Just how prevalent is this issue, and what can be done to ensure victims of sexual assault on campus are getting the care they need? For more, the Daily was joined by Nina Funnell, Freelance Journalist and co-author of the EROC reports. If you or someone you know has been effected by the issues mentioned in this podcast, please don’t hesitate to contact 1800 RESPECT, or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Produced by: Max Lewis 

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