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    Act against sexual harassment

    Thursday, 12 March, 2020 - 12:00
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
    B
    Active Learning Studio (3rd floor)
    Nellie Konijnendijk
    0474160149
    nellie.konijnendijk@vub.be
    workshop

    The #metoo movement has broken the silence on harassment and shown its prevalence in all spheres of society. Harassment and sexual violence in universities and educational settings have been widely studied in the US and the UK, but data on continental Europe are lacking. Yet according to a recent study by the University of Liege, 23% of female students were victims of attempted rape, indicating that Belgian universities are no exception.

     

    Everyone has a role to play in countering harassment. Beyond policies and reporting mechanisms, one tool has proved its effectiveness when it comes to harassment prevention: bystander intervention trainings.

    During this workshop, we will talk about:

    • how to identify harassment as a student and be aware of its warning signs using the Red Flag System developed in Period’s “It’s Not That Grey” Guide on sexual harassment
    • concrete tools and methods to intervene as a bystander to stop harassment from developing further
    • how to create positive change by changing the culture around harassment and sexual violence in your own surrounding

    The workshop is hosted by external training Juliette Sanchez-Lambert, one of the authors of the book “Its not that grey” and is open to all students of all genders.

    Duration: 1 hour training, possibility to stay half an hour longer for specific cases or informal talk with the author.