White Ribbon

White Ribbon

Macquarie University has a zero tolerance towards violence.

We are committed to creating a campus environment that is safe and free from violence for all members of our University community. Any act of violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to any member of our community is unacceptable. It includes domestic or family violence, rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based cyber bullying and any other form of violence. 

We recognise that anyone can be affected by violence, however, we know that men's violence against women is more pervasive in Australia. As a University community with more than 2500 staff, we take seriously our responsibility to play a part in ending violence against women and its devastating impacts on individuals, families and the broader society.

White Ribbon Workplace

In 2013, the University was recognised by White Ribbon Australia for our ongoing commitment and proactive steps to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Since then, as an accredited White Ribbon Workplace, we have put in place a range of measures to raise awareness of this issue, and to provide practical support to those staff who may be affected by domestic and family violence.

We encourage all staff to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men's violence against women.

Need more help?

For information on how the University supports affected staff, see domestic and family violence.

To learn more about this campaign, visit White Ribbon Australia.

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