Now is a key moment for change.
Sexual violence and harassment are all too common in the experiences of our community. The recent Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report: Change The Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities (2017), has identified many forms of sexual violence experienced by Australian university students – both on and off campus.
The Consortium of Australian Sexual Violence Researchers (CASVR) brings together academics from universities across Australia, who have expertise in sexual violence research.
From responding to disclosures, to providing support, to whole of organisational change, and to preventing cultures of sexism, harassment and violence before they occur – we are drawing together our expertise to prepare our own response to the AHRC report.
Though we are a wholly independent consortium of researchers with expertise in the field of sexual violence (including sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexism and sex discrimination), we also acknowledge the many voices, advocacy and contributions of survivors and their supporters on these issues, including the work of End Rape On Campus Australia, the Hunting Ground Project Australia and the National Union of Students.
Check this site for updates on our response – or contact us to find out more.