University of Sydney Partnership with KEYUP! Project 2020

The University of Sydney (USyd) selected KEYUP! to be an education partner for the first semester of the 2020 academic year.

KEYUP! is proudly partnering with USyd across their ground-breaking Interdisciplinary Industry Partner Undergraduate Curriculum. Projects can be either disciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature covering all parts of the business.

The program focuses on global perspectives, cross-disciplinary learning and real world projects.

KEYUP! Project helped to source genuine problems that allow their undergraduate students to tackle pressing challenges in a real world context.

USyd reported a very strong response to the complex problem proposed, “The Future of Domestic Violence” and the students incorporated research, problem-solving, design, innovation and field work.

What is the future of family and domestic violence in Australia?

The University of Sydney (USyd) selected KEYUP! to be an education partner for the first semester of the 2020 academic year.

KEYUP! PROJECT aims to empower everyday Australians to raise their standards and champion their safety and well being. Every Australian has a right to live free of violence and to claim their right to be safe. Our goal is to break the cycle of family and domestic violence at a grassroots level for all Australians.

Family and Domestic Violence is a serious issue that does not discriminate ethnic background, socio-economic status or geography. On average one Australian is killed as a result of Family and Domestic Violence.

Australia has a long and shameful history of domestic violence, in 1986 the Australian Institute of Criminology reported as many as 1 in 3 to 1 in 10 families were living in domestic violence crisis, the report states family and domestic violence ‘a normal social behaviour problem’ in many communities.

ABS Personal Safety Survey reports 40% of women have experienced violence since the age of 15 and family and domestic violence is still the leading cause of preventable death for girls aged 15 to women aged 44.

If the past is showing us that the intergenerational cycle of violence is strong, what does the future hold?

What questions do we need to ask to predict a future free of family and domestic violence?

What are the catalysts for removing the stigma of reporting family and domestic violence?

How can we create safe spaces, educate around self worth and self protection, ensure that every child or women no matter their ethnicity, socio economic background or geography get the same access to support services?

What part can technology play?

How can we do this in a way that gets right down to the grass roots such that breaking the cycle of domestic violence is as second nature as swimming between the flags at the beach?