New tool allows students to safely report sexual harassment

A new online tool that will allow higher education students and staff to anonymously report sexual harassment and sexual violence has been launched in Ireland, reports

The tool, entitled Speak Out, is an online platform that can be used to report incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour or control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. It will be rolled out across 18 higher education institutions this academic year.

Speaking on 19 October, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said he was delighted to launch the “incredibly important initiative” which, he said, will “provide a safe and anonymous medium for students and staff to report incidents of bullying, assault or sexual violence in a trauma-informed environment”.
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