Sexual Violence Awareness Month

About Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Sexual Violence Awareness Month is held in October to raise community awareness about sexual violence, promote the support options available to people affected by sexual violence, and continue to uphold the message that sexual violence will not be tolerated. This year’s theme is inspired by the ‘Start by Believing’ global campaign, transforming the way we respond to people who have experienced sexual violence.

**Trigger warning - Please note that the events on this website cover topics related to sexual misconduct.  We appreciate that not everyone will feel comfortable participating in this discussion and encourage students and staff to reflect personally before choosing to attend.

If you are feeling distressed by this content, support is available at UQ. or phone 3443 1000.

 You can also phone 1800Respect for 24 hour support.

18 October, St Lucia and 26 October, Gatton
This event is an interactive exhibit. Students are invited to paint or write on a t-shirt to raise awareness of the impact on violence and abuse. The t-shirts will be turned into an art installation displayed in The Great Court from 19 to 21 October.
11 October, 10:30am–1pm, St Lucia
A Mobile Police Beat will be present on campus at St Lucia staffed by a diverse range of officers during Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

5 October events

5 October, 10:00am–10:30am
This workshop is presented by the Sexual Assault Helpline team at DVConnect on the services available to survivors of sexual violence.
5 October, 10:00am–2:00pm
This event brings together a diverse range of sexual assault support and response services to hold information stalls and conduct short workshops.
5 October, 10:30am–11:00am
Learn about online trends and strategies to support safe online experiences.
5 October, 11:00am–11:30am
Hear from Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Kate Maxwell on the QPS reporting options and what the reporting process looks like for survivors.
5 October, 11:30am–12:00pm
Learn about the services that the Sexual Assault Response Team at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital provide to survivors.
5 October, 12:00pm–1:00pm
This is specialised training for LGBTIQAP+ young people on the issue of sexual misconduct.
5 October, 1:00pm–2:00pm
Join us for a 1 hour interactive workshop by R4Respect - lead by young people for young people.
5 October and 11 October
A Mobile Police Beat will be present on campus at St Lucia staffed by a diverse range of officers during Sexual Violence Awareness Month to assist with raising awareness. Students and staff are welcome to come along and have chat to a Police Officer.