The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to explore ways activists and universities can work together to prevent sexual violence on campus
Camille's project aims to identify new, practical ways for universities and activists to work together to prevent sexual violence and make Australian universities safer for all. Camille will explore the role of activists and the prevention methods they develop in comparison to formal institutional responses to sexual violence.
Camille will investigate how relationships between activists and institutions can be effectively built and mobilised to create change in the sexual violence space by observing and learning from:
- Relevant university task forces, committees and units
- Student activists and victim-survivors who effectively campaigned for change in their university communities
- Community organisations with direct experience in sexual violence prevention and response
- Academics and experts who teach courses on the issue of sexual violence prevention and response and/or engage in their own activism
- Existing campaigns, events and program sessions.
Camille hopes to find:
- New mechanisms of preventing sexual violence on campus through collaboration between university institutions, community organisations and activists
- Models where these collaborative relationships have been productive and influenced positive change on campus.
The project will benefit the Australian community by:
- Providing best practice examples of positive collaboration between activists and institutions
- Leveraging grassroots advocacy and activism, including Camille’s own experience, to inspire institutions to listen to students and enact substantial policy reform in their efforts to prevent sexual violence
- Preventing sexual violence from occurring and keep Australians safe on university campuses.
- To follow Camille’s Churchill Fellowship research, see her website here.