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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.


Courage to Care exhibition

Courage to Care is a travelling exhibition and educational program about respect and acceptance of all people. Courage to Care runs a program for school students on bullying. It connects the notion of bullying with the holocaust and shows how one person can make a difference by highlighting a range of righteous individuals.

Deakin will be hosting Courage to Care from 25 August to 12 September 2014 at the Waterfront Campus. For more information, contact Andreanne Boileau.

Critical awareness about sexual assault training sessions

Facilitated by Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) counsellors, this training is aimed at students, student support staff and other interested staff. It will cover definitions of sexual assault and consent, facts and statistics, myths and misconceptions, where to get information and help, along with referral tips, and prevention of sexual violence.

Register for one of the following sessions on the Event Registration system

  • Burwood - Tuesday 9 September, 10.30 am–1 pm in room HE3.013
  • Waurn Ponds -Tuesday 16 September, 10 am–12.30 pm in  room JB3.302
  • Warrnambool - Wednesday 17 September, 1–3.30 pm in room A2.41

Diwali celebrations

Diwali is a cultural celebration of the victory of good over evil and light over darkness and is celebrated by all Indians, irrespective of their culture and religion. All staff and students are welcome to attend this year's event to be held at the KD Stewart Centre, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, on Thursday 30 October from 4 pm.

Find out more about Diwali at Deakin.


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 equity@deakin.edu.au.

Inclusion news newsletter

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

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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