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.