“Universities are shaping the minds of the future generations, which we would all like to be free from harmful gender stereotypes, sexism, and violence against women”, said Johanna Nelles, the Council of Europe’s Head of the Unit on Violence against Women and Executive Secretary to the Istanbul Convention…
GE Academy and UniSAFE are organising a roundtable on addressing gender-based violence and sexual harassment in academia and…
UniSAFE is glad to announce that Johanna Nelles, the Council of Europe’s Head of the Unit on Violence against Women and Executive Secretary to the Istanbul Convention, will deliver the keynote speech at the UniSAFE Community kickoff meeting on 29 September.
On 25 June 2021 Katarzyna Struzińska, from UniSAFE partner Jagiellonian University, will deliver a presentation on creating ethics support systems for social research at the Research Ethics Conference.
To produce solid and comprehensive knowledge on gender-based violence, UniSAFE has developed an innovative conceptual framework to investigate the mechanisms, social determinants, antecedents and consequences of gender-based violence in universities and research organisations.
UniSAFE’s scientific coordinator Sofia Strid discusses the specificity of gender-based violence in universities and research organisations and why it is crucial to address it.
Despite the growing awareness around the issue of violence against women, reliable and harmonised data on the prevalence of gender-based violence in European countries is still hard to find. Such data becomes even more scarce in relatively under-researched contexts such as the workplace, particularly in universities and research organisations.
Gender-based violence is one of the most persistent and widespread human rights violations in our society. The first challenge when researching the issue is the wide range of definitions of both gender and gender-based violence used in different national and organisational contexts.
The UniSAFE team has published a report on the conceptual and theoretical state of the art, an extensive review of quantitative and qualitative studies, macro data, and a presentation of the conceptual framework that will inform UniSAFE’s research process.