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Numerous cases of sexual assault against women were heard during the committee (file image)

GI Joes and Army Hoes parties, forced lap dancing, unsightly rituals and unbridled sexual attacks: the Australian university where students are told to lock your door when you sleep & # 39;

  • The University of New England has been declared a poor sexual culture
  • Victims of sexual violence were blamed and said they could have prevented it
  • The Australian Human Rights Commission report has made 28 recommendations
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An accusation of accusing victims of assault has been discovered at the University of New England with a young woman who said & # 39; you should probably just lock your door when you sleep & # 39 ;.

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The culture of trivializing violence against women and blaming victims is described in a report by the Australian Human Rights Commission which examined the seven residential colleges of Armidale University.

The university requested the review in the wake of explosive revelations in 2017 regarding the rates of sexual harassment at colleges that found that UNE had the highest rate of sexual attacks from a university in the country.

Numerous cases of sexual assault against women were heard during the committee (file image)

Numerous cases of sexual assault against women were heard during the committee (file image)

The committee also discovered that the university was having social parties with themes like & # 39; s like & # 39; GI Joes and Army Hoes & # 39 ;, where attendees were encouraged to dress like the title says.

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In one case, a man entered the room of a woman unhindered and kissed her while she was sleeping, but when she complained to a university employee, she was told that she should probably lock your door if you sleeps & # 39 ;.

A hazing led to pressure on girls to reveal intimate details about their sex lives before they were beaten up by everyone as they ran through a handful of men to enter a party.

In another incident, & # 39; became too drunk & # 39; forced new female students to give lap students to male students at a & # 39; ladies lounge & # 39; initiation.

The committee's report found that one third of residents of UNE colleges who were interviewed had experienced sexual harassment during their stay.

That percentage was 2.5 times higher for women than for men.

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& # 39; A friend got really drunk one night and said a certain guy had attacked her & # 39 ;, a student said.

A woman was instructed to lock & # 39; her door when you sleep & # 39; after a stranger came in and kissed her while she was sleeping (file image)

A woman was instructed to lock & # 39; her door when you sleep & # 39; after a stranger came in and kissed her while she was sleeping (file image)

A woman was instructed to lock & # 39; her door when you sleep & # 39; after a stranger came in and kissed her while she was sleeping (file image)

& # 39; She had talked to the head of the university, who had said she might not have had to drink and put herself in that position. & # 39;

Disciplinary rituals were also explored with first-year women who were reportedly running through a group while beaten on the donkey before being admitted to parties and others made to give lap dancing to male students.

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& # 39; A bunch of older gerro boys came down and found the smallest girl on the floor and let her make a beer pipe … they kept putting things in and she was this little girl on the floor and said: & # 39; please stop & # 39; then they laughed at her and left, & a student said.

A lack of understanding of what led to sexual harassment was also addressed in the report.

& # 39; Guys need to understand that someone so drunk cannot speak or stand without support, that you cannot give permission & # 39 ;, one person said.

& # 39; I know a couple of girls who have been touched, kissed or raped when they were very, very, very drunk – unauthorized – they happened at school functions, & # 39; another said.

The report made 28 recommendations to help UNE improve the culture on campus.

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They include teaching students about assault and intimidation prevention, installing CCTV cameras & hiring qualified first aid workers to be available to students in case they are harassed or attacked.

University of New England (photo) received 25 recommendations to improve the university culture

University of New England (photo) received 25 recommendations to improve the university culture

University of New England (photo) received 25 recommendations to improve the university culture

Professor Annabelle Duncan, professor of the University of New England, said the university recognizes its role in educating students about respect and consent.

& # 39; It is important to note that of the 25 recommendations related to UNE & # 39; s colleges, the work has been completed or is in progress to fulfill 17 of the recommendations, & # 39; said Professor Duncan.

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The students who have come forward to speak with the committee are thanked by the university.

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