Australian National University students say they are cautiously optimistic about a plan to combat sexual violence on campus, but want it known that they were the driving force pushing the university to act. The ANU's plan to combat sexual assaults and harassment — which took two years to put together — was released today, as the university aims to rebuild trust with its students. The long-awaited strategy features an online sexual assault reporting tool for victims, a trial of a first responders network of university staff, and introducing a sexual misconduct policy. It also includes plans to better engage male students, focus on drug and alcohol abuse, and address the high prevalence of sexual violence perpetrated against LGBTQI, Indigenous, disabled, and culturally and linguistically diverse students. However, students had mixed reactions to the strategy, with many feeling disappointed that it was scant on any details which could explain how the university planned to turn the promises into a reality. Some students also said they were frustrated the university chose to release their response after many students had left for the year following exams.
#MeToo: Anu Malik finally responds to sexual harassment allegations; says he may take legal action
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My response to him, next to his letter. In case mine is too long to read, have also attached a shorter, crisper one, one amongst many on my timeline. Anu Malik finally wrote back to all of us last evening. Did you care about them over these years? Rubbing it in? Your free pass in society?
UniLodge Petition Highlights Inadequate Responses to Sexual Assault and Harassment
Content Warning: This article contains mention of sexual assault, sexual harassment and institutional betrayal. The petition received over signatures on change. UniLodge responded to the petition in an email to residents on 7 June.
The case of sexual harassment filed against Bollywood musician Anu Malik has reportedly been closed. She said she was travelling and whenever she returns, she will visit us. We waited for around 45 days. We had also asked for some documents, but after that she never responded.