Prevention of gender-based violence in work environment of Czech public research institutions and universities
The aim of the project is to prevent gender-based violence at academic and research institutions in the Czech Republic.
Why are we doing this?
Research (2012) has shown that there is a high prevalence of violence against women in the Czech Republic (59% of women have experienced it) and that it is occurring mainly in a workspace (for 28% of women in the Czech Republic) or during studies. The Horizon 2020 UniSAFE project shows that almost two out of three people in academia have experienced some form of gender-based violence. Women experienced it in 66% of cases. Furthermore, the research shows that even more likely to experience violence are LGBTQ+ people (68%), people from ethnic minorities (69%) and people with disabilities (72%).
How will we achieve this?
By creating comprehensive and publicly available training videos tailored for Czech public academic and research institutions. First training package will focus on employees of public academic and research institutions in the Czech Republic. Second training package will focus on educating the members of the selection and evaluation committees of these institutions, to support the prevention of discriminatory behavior among decision-makers and managers.
The impact of the project
The training videos will enable the personnel of HR departments of Czech public academic and research institutions to provide information on the topic of gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the work environment of their institutions.
Trained employees will have the ability to recognize and name gender-based violence in the workspace, and will know how to behave in these cases.
How have we progressed in the project?
We would like to bring you the latest news on how we have progressed in our project to tackle gender inequalities in academia and research. We have made great strides since we started our work, join us to see the results here.
Who participates on the project?
Financing: Norway Grants
The project is fully financed from the Norway Grants. The Norway Grants and the EEA Grants represent Norway’s contribution towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. Through the Norway Grants and the EEA Grants, Norway contributes to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic states.
Learn more about Norway's contribution to the Czech Republic here: www.norskefondy.cz
Or look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Esnf1PwEs
Learn more about Norway's contribution to the EU here: www.norwaygrants.org
GIC NORA contact person: Tamara Jačisko Nasri, email: tamara.jacisko
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry contact person: Michaela Svatošová, email: michaela.svatosova jh-inst.cas.cz (michaela[dot]svatosova[at]jh-inst[dot]cas[dot]cz)
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