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Prevention and assistance to sexual and sexist harassment at the University

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Presentation held by Miguel Lorente Acosta (Universidad de Granada), during the conference "Structural gender change at universities and research funding organizations", an event of H2020 project SUPERA. Madrid, 16/11/2018.

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Prevention and assistance to sexual and sexist harassment at the University

  1. 1. PREVENTION AND ASSISTANCE TO SEXUAL AND SEXIST HARASSMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY Miguel Lorente Acosta Professor of Legal Medicine Equality Unit Director University of Granada
  2. 2. UNIVERSE AND UNIVERSITY
  3. 3. 3-3-17
  4. 4. CULTURE OF INEQUALITY . Discrimination . Harassment . Abuse . Violence …in all contexts
  5. 5. HARASSMENT AND UNIVERSITY GROSS (2006): . 24% . Reported: 1’4% FORBES y ADAMS (2001): . 53% Sexual coercion . 22% Use of force during sexual intercourses . 2’8% Rape
  6. 6. HARASSMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY: TRIPLE RESPONSABILITY 1. Responsability with the people of the University 2. Responsabity because aggressors use the university 3. Responsability with society (Future professionals)
  7. 7. RESPONSE TO HARASSMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA HARASSMENT 1% 99% REPORTED NOT REPORTED Semi-public crimes Art. 191. CP DOESN’T WANT EQUALITY UNIT . Assistance . Evaluation DOESN´T KNOW . INFORMATION . Assistance . Evaluation
  8. 8. 1 Cuesta del Hospicio s/n. 18010. Granada Teléfono 958 246 281 · Correo electrónico igualdad@ugr.es Web unidadigualdad.ugr.es PROTOCOLO de la Universidad de Granada para la Prevención y Respuesta ante el Acoso Aprobado en sesión del Consejo de Gobierno de 26 de octubre de 2016 Secretariado de Igualdad y Conciliación University of Granada PROTOCOL for the Prevention of and Response to Harassment Approved by the Governing Council in its session on the 26th of October, 2016 INTRODUCTION: JUSTIFICATION AND REFERENCE LEGISLATION................................ ................... 3 Reference legislation................................ ................................ ................................ ............................ 3 1. UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA HARASSMENT POLICY ................................ ................................ .......5 1.1. Harassment response protocol................................ ................................ ................................ .........5 1.2. Action policy................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .7 1.3. Obligations of the University of Granada................................ ................................ ............................. 7 2. PROTOCOL OBJECTIVES ................................ ................................ ................................ ............... 8 2.1. General objective ................................ ................................ ................................ .......................... 8 2.2. Specific objectives ................................ ................................ ................................ ......................... 8 3. SCOPE OF APPLICATION ................................ ................................ ................................ ............... 9 4. CONCEPT, PRINCIPAL TYPES AND FORMS OF HARASSING BEHAVIOUR ................................ ....9 4.1. General concept................................ ................................ ................................ ............................ 9 4.2. Types of harassment................................ ................................ ................................ ...................... 9 4.3. Principal forms of harassment………………………………………………………………….....10 4.4. Non-exhaustive list of behaviours relating to the various types of harassment……………………………11 a) Workplace harassment ................................ ................................ ................................ ................ 11 b) Sexual harassment ................................ ................................ ................................ ..................... 11 c) Harassment by reason of gender ................................ ................................ ................................ ...12 d) Psychological or moral harassment ................................ ................................ ................................ 12 e) Cyberbullying................................ ................................ ................................ ............................. 13 f) Other types of harassment (discriminatory moral harassment): ................................ ............................ 13 4.5. Circumstances relating to harassment cases................................ ................................ ....................... 13 5. PRIMARY PREVENTION OF HARASSMENT ................................ ................................ .................... 14 5.1. Objective ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .....15 5.2. Responsible authorities ................................ ................................ ................................ .................. 15 5.3. Primary prevention actions ................................ ................................ ................................ ..............15 6. SECONDARY PREVENTION................................ ................................ ................................ ............16
  9. 9. 33 Cuesta del Hospicio s/n. 18010. Granada (Spain) Telephone No. +34 958 246 281 – E-mail: igualdad@ugr.es Web unidadigualdad.ugr.es Diagram 2. Areas of action corresponding to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Prevention
  10. 10. . Granada: 65 cases . País Vasco: 23 cases
  11. 11. HARASSMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY * Where there are actions to change reality, there are resistances to avoid or delay it. * Intersectoral approach: . Different kinds of harassment at the same time . Evolution and change from one kind to other
  12. 12. A procedure to respond to reported harassment cases is not enough. It is necessary a COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE
  13. 13. Thanks a lotEquality Unit: . igualdad@ugr.es . https://unidadigualdad.ugr.es
  14. 14. I AM YOUR MOTHER… …EQUALITY GO WITH YOU

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