Section Four: Policies, Disclosures and Investigations of Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education Institutes

Sexual violence and harassment (SVH) are rooted in unequal power relationships and gender inequality.

Given the complexity of the issue, higher education institutes (HEIs) requires specific policies to address the particular challenges SVH poses.

This section of the Toolkit examines how HEIs can move towards a culture of zero tolerance to SVH by developing clear, accessible and impartial policies and procedures, relating to disclosures, reporting, complaints, investigation measures, disciplinary actions and more.

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Universities Australia: Guideline to University Responses to Sexual Violence and Harassment 

Universities UK/Pinset Mason Guidelines