10 Jun '11, 4am

About 1 in 6 Australian female university students have been raped during their life: Survey

SYDNEY - ABOUT one in six Australian female university students have been raped, and many more sexually assaulted or harassed, during their life, a survey released on Friday showed. The findings were contained in a National Union of Students poll of more than 1,500 women studying at university. It found that 17 per cent of respondents had been raped and 12 per cent had experienced attempted rape, although the assaults did not necessarily occur while they were at university. The union's women's officer Courtney Sloane said the online survey showed that violence against women was unacceptably high. 'Women at university tend to come from middle-class and upper middle-class social groups, and the survey shows they have experienced sexual assault, harassment, and obsessive behaviours at a high level,' she told the Sydney Morning Herald. The study found that 67 per cent of respo...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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