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Events, networks and campaigns

Equity and Diversity coordinates a range of events, networks and campaigns designed to raise awareness of social issues and nurture a university culture that supports diversity.


You the Man performances

You the Man is a theatre-based program that highlights how bystanders can interrupt cycles of relationship violence and abuse. The program comprises a 35-minute play followed by a moderated discussion with a panel of local experts from the host community. The program empowers men and women to step out of a passive bystander role and practise safe intervention.

More than 1700 people attended You the Man performances in Victoria in 2013-14. 80% of participants said seeing You the Man increased  their sense of being able to take action on behalf of someone else. Come and see it for yourself!

Warrnambool performance: 10 September 2015, Room G1.01. Refreshments from 12.30pm and performance from 1 to 3pm.
Register here.

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'We are the 50%' lunchtime presentation series

'We are the 50%' is a series of lunchtime presentations on a range of gender-based topics. The series aims to raise awareness of gender and equity across the University and to promote further action.

The next one will be held on August 17 and the presenter Dr Michelle Smith will discuss the topic 'Feminism today'. Find out more about that session and the whole series.


Social Inclusion Network

The Social Inclusion Network was established in 2010 to provide a continuing platform for sharing knowledge, expertise and good practice across all areas of the University.

The main communication tool within the network is Inclusion News, a monthly newsletter produced by Equity and Diversity and sent to staff and student subscribers. Inclusion News aims to share the latest news and information about equity and diversity research, practices and events.

See the latest edition of Inclusion News here.

To subscribe, email

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Deakin Ally Network

The Ally Network aims to create a more diverse and inclusive culture by promoting greater visibility and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) staff and students and their issues.

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Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officers (HDCOs) network

Deakin has a network of over 75 HDCOs who are trained to assist staff and students with any enquiries about discrimination, sexual harassment or bullying. Find out more about HDCOs


End Violence Against Women

In line with the University's strategic commitment to nurturing personal development and wellbeing for students and staff, the campaign to end violence against women is building on and coordinating existing activities, support, information and resources.

End Violence against women campaign - click to find out more

Racism. It Stops with Me

Deakin University is an official supporter of Racism. It Stops With Me, a campaign which invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.

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