Acting against sexual harassment

Acting against sexual harassment in academic and research organisations
  • 25 February 2021
  • 09:30-15:30 cet (Brussels time)
  • Sofia Strid
  • Nathalie Wuiame
Learning objectives
  • Understanding sexual harassment as an expression of gender violence and power relations
  • Discussing and providing examples of interventions and policies
  • Highlighting the importance of embedding sexual harassment policies in institutional structural change
Who is it for?
  • Gender equality officers/focal points/equality and/or diversity officers
  • Human resources officers
  • Ombudspersons
  • GEP teams
  • Health and safety officers
  • Head of departments/units
Training materials


Template 1_Introduction

Template 2_What is our understanding of sexual harassment?

Template 3_Mapping our policies against sexual harassment

Template 4_How to improve policies to combat sexual harassment at work?

Template 5_How can sexual harassment policies be part of institutional change?



Nathalie Wuiame

Yellow Window Trainer

Nathalie Wuiame is a senior lawyer in the field of gender equality law and senior consultant for Yellow Window. She has been involved in the development of the “Gender in Research Toolkit” and more recently in EU project “CASPER” (feasibility of establishing a European award/certification system for gender equality for RPOs) financed by Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. In terms of training and capacity building, Nathalie is delivering training and coaching since 2008 on gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting and gender equality to diverse audiences such as for researchers in the EU project CALIPER to enhance the gender balance in STEM fields.

photo by Pavel Koubek

Sofia Strid

Associate Professor in Gender Studies, Örebro University

Sofia Strid is Associate Professor in Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden, Director of Centre of Violence Studies and Co-Director of the three-university GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. With 20 years professional experience research and education, she has worked extensively on developing concepts, methodologies, and policy for theorising, measuring, and preventing gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, e.g. within UniSAFE: Gender-based violence and institutional responses: Building a knowledge base and operational tools to make universities and research organisations safe (EUH2020); QUING: Quality Gender Equality Policy in the EU (EU 6th Framework) and Violence Regimes (Swedish Research Council).