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Recommendations for higher education and research institution associations and umbrella organisations towards ending gender-based violence

  • 1. 2023

Description

This factsheet addresses associations and umbrella organisations at national or European level which unite, represent and support higher education and research institutions. It provides recommendations on their role towards ending gender-based violence. These recommendations are based on the findings from the EU-funded UniSAFE project. Importantly, gender-based violence is one of the five recommended areas to be covered by Gender Equality Plans required as an eligibility criterion in Horizon Europe.

UniSAFE acknowledges that working towards ending gender-based violence is not a minor challenge and not all actors are, at the present moment, geared up for the task. It is, therefore, suggested that clear priorities are set, even if this means that not all recommendations can be taken up at once.

Readers of this factsheet may want to consult UniSAFE’s toolkit section on concepts and meanings. Background information about the root causes of gender-based violence in research and academia are laid out in the White Paper for Policymakers and Institutional Managers, together with a presentation of the 7P model (Prevalence, Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Provision of services, Partnerships, Policy).

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Funding

UniSAFE – Gender-based violence and institutional responses: Building a knowledge base and operational tools to make universities and research organisations safe 101006261
European Commission