Session 07.11

#MeToo: How should universities respond to sexual violence on campus?

  • Thursday 13 Sept
    14:00-15:00
  • Room R, Level 0, Palexpo
  • Level: all
  • Related Expert Communities Guidance and Counselling

With the #MeToo movement, survivors of sexual assault have recently joined forces on social media to demand visibility and restitution. Many commentators claim that Western society is on the verge of a cultural turning point concerning sexual violence. In this context, universities need to step up their game and assure a safer climate on campus. This session will review crucial policy tools and student support strategies aimed at effectively preventing and responding to sexual violence.

Topics

  • Student experience
  • Leadership & strategy

Chair

  • Ann Conlon, 
    King's College London, United Kingdom

Speakers

  • Jessica Price, 
    Culturally Sensitive Training & Psychotherapy Practice, Germany
  • Petek Batum, 
    Sabanci University, Turkey