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Raise it! Conversations about sexual harassment and workplace equality

Raise it! was a pilot project we developed and delivered to support and equip Victorian workers to have safe conversations about these important issues at work. The pilot was funded by the Victorian Office for Women.

By providing a holistic program incorporating preparation, education and conversation starter toolkits to help catalyse these conversations in a safe way, this pilot project evaluated how conversations addressing causes and consequences of sexual harassment and discrimination can help prevent these from occurring.

The Raise it! project also aimed to build stronger pathways and knowledge for addressing sexual harassment and discrimination when it occurred.

If you need help

If you have experienced sex discrimination or sexual harassment at work, you may wish to:

  • make a complaint to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission or call our Enquiry Line on 1300 292 153
  • call 1800 RESPECT for emergency healthcare referral, support or counselling services. 1800 Respect is the national sexual assault (and domestic family violence) counselling service. Available 24 hours on 1800 737 732 or visit
  • contact the Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL) crisis line on 1800 806 292 or counselling line on 8345 3494
  • call the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) Information line on 1800 656 421 (available in more than 40 languages).

More information about discrimination and sexual harassment

More information about Raise it!

If you would like to speak to one our our staff about implementing Raise It! In your workplace please call us on (03) 9032 3467 or email the Education team.

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