Event promotes Respect. Now. Always

Raising awareness of respectful relationships and the importance of a respectful work and learning environment were the aims of a recent event hosted by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Respect. Now. Always working group at Flinders University’s Sturt campus.

Holly Fazulla and Jessica Tubman

Held on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April in the Sturt Courtyard, the event aimed to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment, incorporating sex culture, consent, bystander actions, respectful relationships, diversity, and inclusion and increasing the visibility of support services.

Robyn Dwight (Flinders Sexual Violence Officer and Health Counselling and Disability Services) and Dr Rowaida Sleem (RNA Co-team Leader).

Organised by Dr Rowaida Sleem and Ms Kiara Roscio (Co-team leaders), Dr Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa, Dr Malika Prem Senthil and Miss Paige Lynch (RNA Members and event committee), the event was supported by FUSA, Be A Better Human, Student Equal Opportunity, OASIS, Flinders Health, Counselling and Disability, Pride Network and SHINE SA for being part of it.

The event provided students with the opportunity to ask questions of the groups and areas represented at the event, who handed out informational brochures and resources. Students were also asked to make their mark on the pledge wall, showing support for FUSA, Flinders Health, Counselling and Disability, Pride Network and SHINE SA, flyers for Bystander Training and free Giveaways.

The working group would like to thank all stakeholders and the CNHS operation team who contributed to the success of the event. Without their support, the “Respect and Safety on Campus” Event wouldn’t have been possible.

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