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University students aren’t reporting sexual assault, and new guidelines don’t address why

Guidelines for how universities should respond to student sexual assault and sexual harassment released late last week fail to address the reason so many students don’t actually report their experiences.

  • Andrea Durbach
  • The Conversation

Nor do the guidelines, released by Universities Australia, address prevention of student sexual assault and harassment.

Flep 7gAmong the guidelines’ aims to encourage students to report, and to help universities to respond “with care and compassion” are recommendations for universities to:

  • create a standalone policy to address sexual assault and harassment
  • train staff to…

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