Making universities and research organisations
safe from gender-based violence
by building a knowledge base
and operational tools.
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UniSAFE is an EU-funded project that aims to produce better knowledge on gender-based violence and sexual harassment (GBV) in research performing organisations (RPOs), and to translate this knowledge into operational tools for higher education, research organisations and policymakers.
Research and outreach activities
targeting researchers, stakeholders and policymakers will be led across Europe
for three years, starting in February 2021. The project will analyse the
mechanisms of GBV - its social determinants, antecedents and consequences - at
three different levels, using a holistic research model:
This multi-field research design will provide in-depth knowledge of existing problems, current and future priorities and will result in an operational toolkit and recommendations to reduce GBV in the European academic and research area.
We are currently identifying RPOs who are interested in participating in the project through a survey among staff and students and become part of a community that will exchange on the development of effective policies and measures to combat GBV.
Participating organisations will benefit from this community by developing effective policies and measures to combat GBV adapted to their own processes and structures. They will be provided with first-hand information, as well as specific support from expert partners. On a practical level, participation will involve:
UniSAFE will have a dedicated Ethics Helpdesk in place to assist the RPOs by providing them with information about ethical aspects of the project and answering their ethics-related questions. In turn, RPOs commit to obtaining Ethics approvals from their institutional and/or national Ethics Committees, as applicable.
UniSAFE relies on a strong multi-disciplinary
consortium of nine European partners. The strength of the consortium is based
on the partners’ in-depth knowledge and extensive collaborative track record on researching GBV, transforming academic insights into operational
tools, and knowledge dissemination.
For further information on the project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org