The Respectful Relationship Working Group is established under the University's IDEA Oversight Committee as part of the IDEA Governance Framework.
The RRU is the University's 'first stop' coordination unit for response, knowledge and training for issues relating to sexual assault and harassment and respectful relationships within the ANU staff and student community. The Head of the RRU is a member of the Respectful Relationships Working Group.
The Respectful Relationships Working Group (RRWG) succeeds the Respectful Relationships Steering Group (disestablished on 28 February 2019) as the University working group that will inform the continued development of whole of university policy and strategies aimed at both staff and students to address sexism, sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus as well as other behaviours that are disrespectful and damaging. This includes support and advocacy for ANU's progress against the recommendations of the Australian Human Rights Commission report Change the Course, as reported to the AHRC in February 2019 by the University. Its work will be conducted within the framework of the University's Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy and Action Plan.
The Respectful Relationships Working Group replaces the Respectful Relationships Advisory Group (2019) and these revised terms of reference reflect the progress in the University's work since 2018 and the establishment of the Respectful Relationships Unit (RRU) in January 2019.