Sexual harm and other forms of gender-based violence have no place in the RMIT community.
In 2017, following the Australian Human Rights Commission Report on sexual harm in universities, RMIT, along with many other universities in Australia, made a commitment to take strong action in the prevention of and response to sexual harm.
To create a safer environment, we must understand the gendered drivers of violence. We know that the experience of violence is disproportionately experienced by women and girls and is often driven by gender inequality.
At RMIT we are committed to the elimination of gendered violence.
We also know that members of our LGBTIQA+ community are identified as being at risk of experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence. This is not acceptable to us.
We’ve put in place dozens of initiatives to reduce and prevent sexual harm and to support those affected by it, because one incident of sexual harm is one too many.
To build widespread social and structural change, we are committed to three levels of intervention:
- Primary: working to prevent violence before it occurs.
- Secondary: detecting the issue early and working in targeted ways to stop the violence.
- Tertiary: getting ahead of reoccurrence.