Research on sexual and gender harassment in universities and research institutions so far has suggested that a general climate of accepting or tolerating sexual and gender harassment prevails in academia.
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.