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Webinar: Create Successful Awareness-raising Campaigns on Gender-Based Violence at Your University

Mar 2, 2023 | Events, Project news

This webinar took place took place on 28. March online. You can now wiew as replay!

UniSAFE’s survey results shows that despite acknowledgement of gender-based violence as an institutional issue – 72% respondents think that gender-based violence is a problem at their institution – only a small minority of people having experienced gender-based violence at their institution have reported it (13%). Among the reasons most often cited, respondents were not sure whether the behaviour was serious enough to report, did not recognise the behaviour as violence at the time, or did not think anything would happen if it was reported. There is a crucial need for universities and research organisations to raise awareness among students and staff about what gender-based violence is and to assert their commitment towards its eradication.

The UniSAFE project is currently developing and piloting a set of tools to support institutions in their efforts to tackle gender-based violence. Join the community to take part in the co-creation of these tools, be inspired by other institutions’ good practices and build successful awareness raising campaign on gender-based violence!


Organise a successful awareness-raising campaign!


This webinar addressed university and research organisation representatives across Europe and associated countries intent on organising awareness-raising campaigns on gender-based violence at their institution. Find out about the main steps and important considerations to organise a campaign and be inspired by two successful practices from European Universities. Presentations were followed by a session of questions and answers.


Learning objectives

  • Learn how to organise and set up a successful awareness raising campaign on gender-based violence
  • Mutual learning and exchange: get inspiration from others with examples of successful practices from European universities


Target audience

  • Communication officers at academic or research institutions
  • Gender Equality Plan team members in academic or research institutions
  • Gender equality officers/Focal persons; Equality/Diversity officers



11.00 – 11.10 Opening and rationale behind the webinar

11.10 – 11.30 Presentation of UniSAFE’s step-by-step guide for organising awareness-raising campaigns for universities (Yellow Window)

11.30 – 11.50 Inspiring practice: Awareness-raising campaign on sexual harassment |University of Namur, Belgium (Andreia Inacio Ribeiro, Communication and Marketing Officer at the University of Namur)

11.50 – 12.10 Inspiring practice: “Don’t turn a blind eye” #UNIUNIE Contre le harcèlement | The University of Geneva, Switzerland: Brigitte Mantilleri, former Equality officer, Consultant on Gender Equality for the University of Geneva

12.10-12.30 Q&A and wrap-up






UniSAFE’s step-by-step guide provides a practical tool for universities and research organisations across Europe who would like to learn more about setting up awareness-raising campaigns and replicating the inspiring practices presented. It is meant for communication officers, gender equality/equality and diversity officers, or any staff interested.  

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