Our topical page gender-based and sexualized violence in higher education gives an overview of the topic drawing from international research literature, survey studies, resources, and training materials. It refers to position papers and guidelines for higher education institutions and provides information on the legal background of the situation in Germany. Most of the references used, e.g. texts, studies, and other materials are available in English. The compilation follows a feminist understanding of gender-based and sexualized violence, which includes non-physical acts of violence, for example sexist hate speech on the Internet.
The collected materials may prove helpful to leadership staff and gender equality officers from scientific institutions who engage in evidence based development of policies, as well as researchers from the social sciences and other sciences with interest in the topic.
Survivors and persons directly affected by gender-based, sexualized violence or sexual harassment should contact the ombudsperson or on-site centers of their university or research institution, call the national counseling helpline – or turn to the local police station.