Why we're needed

Sexual violence is an epidemic.

  • 1 in 3 women experience sexual violence during their lifetime.
  • 1 in 6 girls have been sexually abused.
  • Nearly all forms of violence against women and girls are expected to rise in the coming year.
  • 49% of all sexual offences are committed against 10-19 year olds.
  • Nearly 90% of girls have been sent unwanted sexually explicit images/videos.
  • Young people say that sexual harassment occurs so frequently that it is ‘common place’.

Misconceptions are widespread.

  • 49% of adults do not understand what 'reasonable belief in consent' means.
  • 47% of 18-24 year olds think that it is not rape if a victim does not resist or fight back.
  • 50% of 18-24 year olds believe that the rules of consent apply differently online and offline.
  • 58% of 18-24 year olds believe that consent is assumed within a relationship or marriage.
  • 58% of 18-24 year olds believe that women either often or sometimes make up rape allegations.

Something has to change.


Monica was fantastic throughout the session. There was sensitivity around [the] things she spoke about and [she] made it a comfortable environment for students to be in. The students were engaged with Monica and the interactions between her and students were brilliant.

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar