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Student networks leading the struggle for universities free of sexual violence: mechanisms to support survivors, inspiring institutional changes for violence prevention

Project description

Learning how to end gender-based violence at universities

Sexual violence against and harassment of women students at universities is a major problem. A five-country EU study found that the majority of incidents go unreported due mainly to fear of not being believed. The EU-funded UniswithHeart project will investigate how social movements are tackling sexual violence at universities and empowering victims to speak up. Specifically, it will shed light on which social movement strategies and mechanisms are effective. It will also examine the role of public sociology in promoting European Student Networks of Support (SNS), which are influencing academic policies against sexual violence. The findings will shed light on how SNS can help to influence administrations and legislation in terms of promoting safety and supportive campus environments with the aim of ending gender-based violence.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
Net EU contribution
€ 245 732,16
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 165 265,92