The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS), Laurel House and the Tasmanian Hospitality Association have joined forces to raise awareness about sexual abuse and harassment.

This Wednesday we will be launching a series of posters, each delivering a key message about sexual harassment, abuse and consent. The catchy posters will be displayed in pubs, clubs and other entertainment venues across the state, and aim to deliver a simple but clear message that when negotiating sex, the only thing that means yes is yes.

This issue is particularly timely given the current focus on sexual harassment and abuse in the media, the recent exposé of sexual abuse within Australian universities and the upcoming festive season. Prompting people to think about what consent does – and critically doesn’t – look like is vital in changing attitudes and behaviours. This campaign aims to do just that.

The campaign launch will be held at 10am, Wednesday 6th December 2017, on the lawns at the corner of Castray Esplanade and Salamanca Place, Battery Point.

Representatives of SASS, Laurel House and the Tasmanian Hospitality Association will speak about the importance of this campaign and will reveal the poster series.
SASS CEO Jill Maxwell