Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions and Research Performing Organizations

Annual Conference  Associazione Donne e Scienza

da Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018 a Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018
Evento speciale
UNIVERSITÀ DI PISA - Cittadella Galileiana, Vecchi Macelli, Sala Convegni A1, Via Nicola Pisano 27- Pisa

The meeting will host the general assemblies of the Italian Association Donne e Scienza, and of the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS.

The conference is co-organized by Donne e Scienza and the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS.

Program Committee

  • Sveva Avveduto - CNR IRPPS; Donne e Scienza, President
  • Silvana Badaloni - Università di Padova; Donne e Scienza
  • Claudine Hermann - EPWS, President
  • Lucia Martinelli – MUSE; Donne e Scienza, EPWS
  • Giuliana Rubbia - INGV, Donne e Scienza, EPWS
  • Monica Zoppè - CNR IFC; Donne e Scienza

Local Organizers

  • Maria Luisa Chiofalo - Università di Pisa
  • Elena Pavan - Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Monica Zoppè - CNR IFC, Donne e Scienza

Secretariat

  • Cristiana Crescimbene - CNR IRPPS
  • Laura Sperandio - CNR IRPPS
  • Wanda Toffoletti - CNR IRPPS

donnescienza@gmail.com

Gender-based violence is widespread in every place, every culture, every geographical area and every social class. Higher education and research are not exempt from this phenomenon, and indeed, violence, marginalization, discrimination and other forms of abuses against women are as frequent as elsewhere. A particular aspect of this violence is sexual harassment, which includes attitudes put in place in individual terms, suffered specifically by individuals and operated by individuals or groups. These may be physical, moral or social. We will focus on harassment by men against women.

What do we know about harassment in European countries?

It is necessary to take steps forward that lead to quantification, awareness and to the activation of a mechanism, especially social, which will finally bring to a solution. Prevention is better than cure: we need to find ways to address the problem.

It is a long journey, but in this historical moment, it is not only possible, but a duty and almost easy to start, following the example of many other women in several fields.

Programme

Wednesday 19 September

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Aula 3 - Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33

17:00-19:00 EPWS General Assembly
19:00-20:00 Young Members' Meeting of EPWS European and Italian Association

Thursday 20 September - ANALYSIS and EXPERIENCES

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 GREETINGS AND INTRODUCTION

  • Nicoletta De Francesco (Università di Pisa)
  • Sveva Avveduto (CNR, Donne e Scienza)

1 10:00-13:00 WHAT DO WE KNOW IN ITALY EUROPE AND ABROAD

Chair: Lucia Martinelli (MUSE)

  • Claudine Hermann (EPWS)
  • Colette Guillopé (Université Paris-Créteil)

Ilaria di Tullio (CNR Irpps)
Women researchers and sexual harassment: It is not a labour of love!

Heike Pantelmann (Freie Universität Berlin), Inga Nuethen (Philipps-Universität Marburg),
Nina Lawrenz (Freie Universität Berlin)
Sexual Harassment in International Higher Education Contexts

Francesca Torelli (Università di Verona, Brescia, Venezia e Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa Councilor)
Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions and Research Performing Organization

Discussion, lunch, poster view

2 15:00-18:00 HOW TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM: SOLUTIONS

Chair: Giuliana Rubbia (INGV)

  • Ann Olivarius (McAllister Olivarius, London)
  • Donatella Della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore)

Gordana Dasa Duhacek (University of Belgrade)
Belgrade Faculty of Political Sciences: Recognizing Sexual Harassment?

Chiara de Fabritiis (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
Sexual Harassment in Academic World: Lack of Awareness and Deficiency in Data Collection

Fernie Maas (LNVH Dutch Network of Women Professors)
Challenging poor behaviour in academia: how to tackle and prevent intimidation and abuse of power – a Dutch women professors’ network approach

19:00-20:00 Donne e Scienza General Assembly - Teatro Rossi Aperto, Via Collegio Ricci 1

Friday 21 September – PERSPECTIVES

3 9:00 – 12:00 HOW TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM: PREVENTION

Chair: Silvana Badaloni (Università di Padova)

  • Lorenza Perini (Università di Padova)

Marion Woelki (Universität Konstanz)
Positions and Measures against Sexual Harassment at German Universities – The example of the University of Konstanz

Laura Chlebos (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Our Campus: A preventive campaign against sexual harassment and violence at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Agata Sangianantoni, Valeria De Paola, Ingrid Hunstad (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
The Confidential Counselor in a Research Institution: A bridge towards the prevention of harassment

Pietro Greco (Città della Scienza, Napoli)
A scientific journalist contribution

Marilù Chiofalo (Università di Pisa)
Canadian Documentary “Ms. Scientist”

12:00 – 13:00 GENERAL DISCUSSION

Chair: Monica Zoppè (CNR)

13:00 Closing