Community encouraged to have their say on sexual assault prevention

11 Jul 2017

The NSW Government is asking the public for their feedback on improving the efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual violence in NSW.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said feedback would be used in the development of the NSW Sexual Assault Strategy.

“The NSW Government’s Sexual Assault Strategy will focus on prevention, education, and support for survivors of sexual assault, and improving accountability for perpetrators,” Ms Goward said.

“I would especially urge victim-survivors to share their views with us.”

Information gathered from participant responses will be incorporated into the development of the Strategy, released in November 2017.

A series of consultation workshops have also taken place across NSW with various stakeholder groups.

Submissions are open until Friday 4 August at 5:00pm. The survey can be accessed here: https://www.women.nsw.gov.au/violence_prevention/nsw-sexual-assault-strategy/nsw-sexual-assault-strategy-public-consultation-survey

People can also share their views via email at womennsw@facs.nsw.gov.au