The ten point plan draws on international best practice in violence against women, and has been developed with input from staff and students at the University, including those who have experienced sexual violence, as well as external experts in the field.
- Promote gender equity across the Institution.
- Provide individual support to those affected by violence.
- Further develop policies, procedures and codes of conduct to ensure that the expectations of both staff and students in responding to and preventing violence against women are clear.
- Build staff and student knowledge and skills in issues pertaining to violence against women and its prevention.
- Ensure safe campus environments for all students, staff and visitors.
- Develop communications material to raise awareness of issues pertaining to violence against women and the role of men in taking action to prevent it.
- Develop leadership roles of students and staff in contributing to the prevention of violence against women.
- Develop academic leadership to support current and new research and teaching endeavours pertaining to violence against women.
- Build partnerships with communities, the public and private sectors to support collaborative action to prevent violence against women.
- Monitor, evaluate and report on outcomes achieved.
Read VU's Preventing Violence Against Women Ten Point Plan.