University sexual assault report: Half of all Australian students harassed at least once in 2016


ABC News, 1st August 2017

More than half of all university students were sexually harassed on at least one occasion last year, a landmark survey by the Human Rights Commission has found.

Key points:

  • The report found women experienced harassment and assaults at disproportionately higher rates than men
  • Almost a third of harassment took place on university grounds or teaching spaces
  • Residential colleges were also a particular area of concern

All 39 of Australia’s universities will also release data later this morning on the incidence of sexual assaults on their respective campuses.

Infographics from Australian Human Rights Commission at link above

Infographic on sexual assault and harassment at university

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By J Pope

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