Workplace Diversity are calling for your donations to support women and girls in need.
Sunday 25 November is the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’. To support this important day, UNSW is again participating in the ‘It’s In The Bag campaign’ which will run from Thursday 22 November to Thursday 29 November. This timeframe ensures that we can transport your donations to the charity’s central collection point by their due date.
The charity requests donations of new or no longer used handbags (in good condition) and brand new toiletries (packaged and unopened) which they will pass onto women in need. Recommended items include shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, sanitary products.
We have organised several drop-off points around the Kensington campus.
Drop-off points at Kensington are at the following locations:
- Chancellery - Ground Floor Foyer and Level 2 Common Area
- UNSW Scholarships & Co-op Office - Library Annex (in the walkway near the Post Office).
- Law - Staff Common Room on Level 2
- Medicine - Lowy building, at the reception on ground floor
- Science - Science Student Centre, Level 1, Robert Webster Building
- Built Environment - Level 5 (Red Centre West Wing) Dean’s Unit
- AGSM - Ground floor entrance
- Arts & Social Sciences - School of Education School Office, Level 3, Robert Webster Building, and Dean's Unit Reception, Level 3, Morven Brown
- Business - Dean's Unit Reception, Level 6, Business School Building
Drop-off points at UNSW Canberra are at the following locations:
- Equity & Diversity Office - Room 204, Building 22
- Academy Library - Building 13
- Rector's Office - Main Kitchen, Building 1
UNSW has an ongoing commitment to support our staff and students who are affected by gendered violence.
These initiatives include:
- UNSW's Domestic Violence Support Policy and Domestic Violence Support Procedure which outline support and services available to staff who are experiencing domestic violence as well as staff supporting a person experiencing domestic violence.
- An increase from 10 to 20 days paid domestic violence leave in the new Enterprise Agreements for academic and professional staff.
- UNSW's Sexual Misconduct Reporting portal, launched in 2017, so it is easier for staff and students to report incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
- A list of resources and information that may be helpful for staff and students who have experienced sexual assault and sexual harassment.
- Development of the University's Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy.
- Training of staff and students to be 'First Responders'. These are people in faculties, divisions and student services to contact should you experience sexual assault or harassment and require guidance to access relevant services.
- Support for the Universities Australia "Respect.Now.Always" campaign.
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