Session 04.16

‘From bearing witness to breaking silence’: sharing practices on sexual violence prevention and response

  • Wednesday 25 Sept
  • Room 209, Level 2, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre
  • Level: intermediate
  • Related Expert Communities Guidance and Counselling

With the advent of the #MeToo movement, a sexual violence (SV) awareness programme called 'From bearing witness to breaking silence’ was established. Its mission has been to implement a number of initiatives that respond to and prevent instances of SV on an international campus. In this session, we propose to share the best practices and worst experiences of the programme, in order to start a conversation on SV and encourage others to cultivate a safe and empowering environment for survivors.


  • Student experience
  • Leadership & strategy


  • Lydia Roberts, 
    AUC, Netherlands


  • Claudia Dictus, 
    Amsterdam University College, Netherlands