On July 24, 2019, the Management Team approved the Protocol to prevent and act against sexual harassment, harassment on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, male chauvinist violence, and workplace harassment of the Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià, which entered into force the day after its approval.
This protocol has been developed as a mechanism that must guarantee the security and confidentiality of any person who activates it. The protocol must also ensure that the investigation of the facts and the collection of information is done with maximum speed and sensitivity, and always prioritizing respect for the rights of all persons involved, who will receive the resolution of the actions provided for in the protocol within a maximum period of two months.
In addition, the protocol includes a set of preventive measures with the objective of completely eradicating this type of behaviour within the university environment and contributing to sensitize the entire university community.
The EUSS Equality Commission has prepared several actions for the week of November 23-27 on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25N).
There are many forms of violence against women, but one that often goes unnoticed is harassment in the workplace or society.
Specifically, on this day we wanted to look at sexual harassment and sex harassment.
With the slogan "Don't consent!", several posters have been made with examples of situations that often enjoy social tolerance or are perceived as harmless, but which can constitute harassment. The campaign aims to raise awareness and appeal to the entire university community so that these attitudes are not tolerated, as well as to spread the Protocol to prevent and act against sexual harassment, harassment on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, male chauvinist violence, and workplace harassment, a tool that should serve to prevent, detect and resolve cases of harassment with the ultimate goal of eradicating these behaviours in the university environment.
A space has also been installed in the corridor on the first floor where all people who are part of the EUSS can briefly write about uncomfortable, violent, intimidating, unfair, discriminatory experiences that they have suffered in their own skin or that have been lived by close women. We call for participation in this mural of situations that should make us open our eyes to the violence that all women suffer in our daily lives and that society tends to minimize or accept.
Finally, the Good Mornings of the Week will be dedicated to a widespread form of sexual harassment in today’s society, and especially among young people: cyberbullying.