Annual Report

Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response 

UNSW is committed to preventing and responding to reports of sexual misconduct.

Decades of international and national advocacy by students have brought recognition that sexual harassment and sexual assault are common experiences for university students. The release of the 2017 Australian Human Rights Commission Report Change the Course, provided an empirical basis for more targeted, ongoing activities, directed at addressing and preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment at UNSW.

The 2021 Report

UNSW is committed to the transparency of preventing and responding to reports of sexual misconduct.

In its mission to ensure that respect and integrity underpin the pursuit of knowledge at UNSW, the Conduct and Integrity Office in the Division of Planning and Assurance has published its second annual report on sexual misconduct prevention and response at UNSW.

The 2021 Report includes background to UNSW's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, the University's prevention strategy, reporting numbers from the sexual misconduct reporting portal, support services, key achievements, and priorities for future improvements.

 

View 2021 report 

A snapshot of the main reporting showing infographics and stats as found in the main report

 As part of UNSW’s ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe culture for study and work, the Conduct and Integrity Office in the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion has published its first publicly available annual report on the prevention of and response to sexual misconduct at UNSW.  

Graph from the report showing reports by year

 

The 2020 report includes the background to UNSW's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, the University's prevention strategy, reporting numbers from the sexual misconduct reporting portal, support services, key achievements, and priorities for future improvements.

 

Read the full report

More information

Report an incident of sexual assault or harassment, whether you have been directly affected, are a witness to an incident or a support person. 

While there is increased conversation about sexual misconduct many of us don’t know how it occurs, what to do if it does, and how we can prevent it. Here are answers to some common questions.

Find the right person or service to give you the support and advice you need

There are many people and services who can help you along the path to recovery from experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. If you are not sure what to do - you can talk to someone from one of the free and confidential services.