At UTS Insearch we have zero tolerance for sexual assault, indecent assault and sexual harassment.
Sexual assault occurs when a person is forced, pressured or tricked into sexual acts against their will or without their consent. Sexual assault is a crime and can happen to anyone. People committing sexual assault often use tactics to make the person feel responsible for the crime. It can make it difficult to have the courage to reach out for help.
Indecent assault is unwanted touching of a person's body by another person. It can include kissing or inappropriate touching of a person's private body parts including breasts, buttocks or genitals.
Sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour, which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. Sexual harassment is not interaction, flirtation or friendship which is mutual or consensual.
Consent occurs when a person freely and voluntarily agrees to sexual acts.
Sexual assault occurs when someone does not give consent or is unable to give consent due to being:
- asleep or unconscious
- significantly intoxicated or affected by drugs
- unable to understand what they are consenting to
- initmidated, pressured or threatened
- submitted to the abuse of authority of a professional or any other trusted person
- unlawfully detained or held against their will.
For more information, please visit NSW government sexual assault victims' website.