Rate of sexual violence on campus across a ten year period

Chris Lam made this Official Information request to Otago Polytechnic

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From: Chris Lam

Dear Otago Polytechnic,

We wish to know about how many acts/experiences of sexual violence have been reported to the university (including whether or not these instances have been passed onto New Zealand Police and/or resulted in conviction).

We would like the number of sexual violence reports made to the university, and for these to be broken up by the different types of sexual violence that are being reported:
- Unwanted filming of a person in a sexually harassing/demeaning way
- Nonconsensual photo and/or video sharing of a person’s intimate and/or sexual photos/videos
- Online or in-person sexual harassment in the form of comments, persistent harassment for 'sex', stalking and/or rape threats
- Sexual assault and/or unwanted groping
- Rape (including anal and digital rape--forms still not recognised by New Zealand law)
- Intimate partner violence in which sexual violence has been involved
- Flatting violence in which sexual violence has been involved

We wish to have these reports broken down year by year (for the past ten years, including the year still in progress), by the different forms outlined above, by the source of the report (student or staff, rape survivor or concerned friend/family member).

Additionally, we wish for statistical data of the number of expulsions, trespass orders and reparations that have occurred after such reportings of the accused.

We recognise sexual violence is a sensitive issue as we are survivors of rape ourselves. We recognise also the importance of seeing what the rate of reporting of various forms of sexual violence is as an important step in our broader communities coming to terms with sexual violence and the current state of reporting. We are seeking information through all New Zealand universities and polytechs as we recognise this is not unique to one university, but a global problem beyond that of New Zealand and the university site.

ka mihi nui,
Kyra Gillies and Chris Lam

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Otago Polytechnic

Kia Ora Kyra and Chris,

Thank you for your email. I have forwarded your query on to the Chief Operating Officer, who will respond in due course.

Kind Regards

Lara Anderson
Learner Services - Contact Centre
Otago Polytechnic | Te Kura Matatini ki Otago
Forth Street, Private Bag 1910, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

P +64 3 477 3014| Freephone 0800 762 786 | Room G109
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From: Julie Waldron
Otago Polytechnic

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Hi Kyrie and Chris


Thank you for your OIA request 1 August 2017, of which our response is
attached FYI.  The email is cc’d to Pam Thompson for our OIA Requests
database purposes.


Kind regards, Julie



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