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Ireland launched an implementation plan for ending sexual violence and harassment in HEIs

25 October 2022

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On 13 October, the Higher Education Authority in Ireland launched its implementation plan for years 2022 - 2024.

The actions set out in the plan respond to the recommendations that emerged from the National Surveys of Staff and Student Experiences of Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish HEIs, which were conducted by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) at the request of the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

The delivery of the actions in this plan is intended to build on and complement the broad range of initiatives ongoing across the sector towards the outcomes set out in the national policy framework published in 2019; ‘Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive: Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions, (often referred to as the ‘Framework for Consent’), and accompanying institutional action plans. The HEA is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the framework, and HEIs submit reports on progress to the HEA on an annual basis.

Download the Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment in HEIs Implementation Plan in PDF by clicking here.