22 août 2018

Women are increasingly challenging campus machismo

By Alma Maldonado-Maldonado and Felicitas Acosta. In 2015, on a reality show in Brazil called ‘Master Chef’, a 12-year-old female participant started receiving harassing messages from male members of the audience. As a result, an organisation for women’s rights decided to start a campaign on Twitter to condemn sexual harassment against girls, using the hashtag: #miprimeroasseido (my first harassment). More...

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Ten universities still occupied in fight to end machismo

By María Elena Hurtado. The so-called ‘feminist wave’, started in mid-April, that took over by force 22 Chilean universities or faculties in demand for improved sexual harassment protocols, better conditions for female students and an end to ‘machismo’ is on the wane but far from over. More...

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06 août 2018

ESU calls for better protocols and protection after sexual violence casts a shadow over EUSA games

Screenshot-2018-5-3 NewsThe University Games are organized every two years by the European University Sports Association (EUSA). Theses games gather thousands of student athletes from all around Europe. At the games currently being held in Coimbra (Portugal), female athletes have been victims of numerous acts of violence, from sexual harassment to an attempted rape. Others have also been the target of verbal and physical assault. More...

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Do university academics experience contra-power harassment? Call for survey participants

There has been a significant change in the power imbalance between academics and students. Previous work has highlighted the difficulties experienced by academics and especially the perceptions of contra-power harassment enacted by students. Shouting, swearing, physical violence, stalking and character assassination on social media are some of the more defining experiences academics may encounter from students, however other studies have highlighted that additional unwarranted behaviour does occur; behaviours such as sexist comments, inappropriate eye contact, physical advances of a sexual nature, sexual bribery, sexual assault and obscene phone calls or emails. More...

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NTEU welcomes inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace (Advocate 25 02)

In the wake of inquiries into sexual assault and harassment of students in universities and the Defence Forces, high profile harassment cases in Australia and the US, and the latest results of the Australian Sexual Harassment Telephone Survey, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner has announced a 12 month Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. More...

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NTEU welcomes Inquiry into Sexual harassment in the workplace

The federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has announced a 12 month Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in workplaces.
For NTEU members, this comes off the back of our high profile joint work on the Inquiry into sexual assault and harassment in Universities, which produced startling results. More...

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03 août 2018

Knox College resolves 6 Title IX complaints

University Business Magazine logoKnox College has resolved six Title IX complaints with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. More...

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Telling women how not to get raped won't stop sexual violence on campus

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianUniversities need to adopt strategies that focus on the perpetrator – and the role of power – rather than the victim. More...

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Consequences at Plymouth State for Those Who Defended a Child Rapist

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Plymouth State University said Wednesday that a retired professor who defended a convicted child rapist in a letter to the court will not be rehired as an adjunct instructor or “in any other capacity.” Two other faculty members who defended the Plymouth State graduate and high school guidance counselor convicted of sexually assaulting a student will complete sexual harassment training prior to their return to campus and will work closely with other professors upon their return, the university also said. More...

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Defending a Convict

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A case involving professors at Plymouth State U raises questions about when it's OK to speak up for colleagues or students accused of sexual misconduct, if ever. In this case, professors defended former student who admitted to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old. More...

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