And we are your Women’s department office bearers. Our department raise awareness for important social issues, and provides support to, and advocates for, women and non-binary people at Monash. Our aim is to facilitate a safe and inclusive university culture that supports, empowers and connects all students, no matter their gender.
Every year, our department produces and updates the What You Should Know publication: A Guide to Safety on Campus – a collaborative project we work on with Monash University’s Safer Communities Unit. We also run various panels, workshops and events, such as Safe & Sexy Week – a week-long event focusing on safety, networking, body image, sexual health, consent, sexuality and other traditionally taboo subjects.
Another annual event we are very proud of is our Women in Leadership initiative. This includes mentoring programs and various professional development-oriented events for women and non-binary people. We also run the Women’s Lounge – a safe and inclusive space for all female or non-binary identifying students located in the Campus Centre. The lounge includes a kitchen, quiet area, books, sanitary products and other useful resources.
This year, we will continue to promote, educate and campaign for women and non-binary students’ holistic physical and mental wellbeing; including our continued work of implementing the universal sexual assault policy.
Chloe & Issy
(03) 9905 3108