21 May 2015

UWS segregation of men and women seen at Islamic event will never happen again

THE students were wrong. Without a doubt, the representatives of the Muslim Students’ ­Association (MSA) at UWS’s Parramatta campus made a mistake in requesting the segregation of men and women at a recent event.

A recent article in The Daily Telegraph implied the university tolerates a form of subtle sexism by virtue of what occurred. The university rejects this assertion.

UWS has never condoned gender segregation, and all of our students are well aware of this.

It will not recur at any future event held on our campuses by any student or community group.

To set the record straight, the actual content of the MSA’s guest speakers — by all reports — was perfectly reasonable and dealt with challenging contemporary issues affecting young Muslim men and women. [The Daily Telegraph] Read more