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Digital Round Table Discussion: “Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education Institutions”

News vom 15.11.2023

Digital Round Table Discussion: “Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education Institutions”

Available from 20.11.2023 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwAKqMPFu2A

About the idea

The Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin is collaborating with GENDER.ED at University of Edinburgh, both of which are part of the Una Europa Gender and Equality Network (UGEN), in the context of the 16 Days of Violence Blogathon - hosted together with the Gendered Violence Research Network at the University of New South Wales, and the Centre for Publishing at Dr B R Ambedkar University Delhi.

The event was conceived as pre-recorded round table discussion to bring together experts and practitioners from various perspectives to address issues related to sexual violence and harassment in higher education.


  • Javiera Arancibia, Psycho-legal Support - Prevention and Best Practices, Universidad de Santiago, Chile (USACH)
  • Jan Breckenridge, Academic Co-convenor of Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW Sidney
  • Lesley Johnston, Sexual Violence & Harassment Liaison Manager, Equally Safe Team, Edinburgh University 
  • D. Parthasarathy, Professor Nayanta School of Public Policy, Hyderabad/IIT Bombay
  • Wendy Stollberg, Office of the Standing Working Group on Sexualized Harassment, Discrimination and Violence, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Catherine Tormey, Senior Dignity and Respect Support Adviser, University College Dublin

Moderation: Heike Pantelmann (Margherita von Brentano Center, FU Berlin)

Organization: Sabina García Peter (Margherita von Brentano Center, FU Berlin)

Event structure:

Introduction: Dealing with the topic of SVH in HE. Own journeys.

All participants

Thematic Block 1: History, developments, resistances & support

Jan Breckenridge & D. Parthasarathy

Thematic Block 2: Developments, measures and resources to deal with SVH / Institutional location

Wendy Stollberg & Catherine Tormey

Thematic Block 3: Specificities in the work dealing with SVH /Sensitization measures

Javiera Arancibia & Lesley Johnston

Outro: Challenges and opportunities in the field of work

All participants



Dr. Sabina García Peter
Freie Universität Berlin
Margherita-von-Brentano-Zentrum | MvBZ

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
Tel.: +49(0)30 838-60990
E-Mail: sabina.garcia.peter@fu-berlin.de
Web: www.mvbz.fu-berlin.de


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