Respect. Now. Always. Education

Respect. Now. Always. Education

Why is education important?

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are against the law. There is zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual harassment at Macquarie.

We're dedicated to educating students and staff about respectful relationships and communities, consent, sexual ethics, and how to take action. This helps to ensure that we can all operate, socialise, and grow in an environment free of the risk of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Now is the time. Macquarie is the place.

Consent Matters!

Macquarie is implementing the Consent Matters online course. Consent Matters covers topics about communication and relationships, such as consent in sexual relationships, as well as how to take action if you witness something happening on campus.

Please note: All students at Macquarie are required to complete Consent Matters via iLearn by the end of Session 1, 2019.

Workshops

These workshops are free for all Macquarie students!

They provide opportunities for us to explore important topics such as respectful relationships, consent and affirmative consent, sexual ethics, and how to take positive action in situations that may involve sexual assault and/or sexual harassment.

Learn more about the workshops and register below!

1. Active bystander intervention

Duration 1 hour
Summary

How do we deal with difficult situations - such as sexual harassment and sexual assault - effectively as an observer?

What if we see, hear, or witness something on campus that doesn't sit right with us?

How can we step in and take action - if we're comfortable doing so - to make a situation better, rather than worse?

Come along to this 1-hour session where we'll unpack why it is that people don't take action against sexual harassment and sexual assault ... and how WE CAN!

2. Responding to disclosures of sexual harrassment and sexual assault

Duration 1 hour
Summary

What can we say and do to help someone when they tell us they have been affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault?

How can we best refer people towards assistance and support if they have been affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault?

Come along to this 1-hour session where we'll talk about how we can respond compassionately when someone tells us they've been affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault - and how we can help them get the support they might need.

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