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From microaggressions to sexual harassment

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Wed, 08/07/2020 - 11:59

From microaggressions to sexual harassment

This film raises awareness about a spectrum of challenges that women in scientific research face just because of their gender and which cannot be tolerated.

This film, produced by the CERCA Institute with the support of the CRG Gender Balance Committee, raises awareness about a spectrum of challenges that women in scientific research face just because of their gender and which cannot be tolerated.

From gender microaggressions to bullying and sexual harassment, the film shows explicit stories that are real life examples collected by the producers or inspired by speakyourstory.net  

Gender microaggressions are subtle acts of sexism that reinforce gender stereotypes and unjust social norms. They can come from any gender and most of them are related to behaviour, competence, children or dress code. Microaggressions can be intentional or unintentional and are widespread in working environments including academia.

Sexual harassment is an unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature and can be considered as a specific type of bullying, a behaviour in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person discomfort or injury.

All these acts and behaviours can lower feelings of well-being, produce physical and mental health problems and have a severe impact on women’s professional careers.

They cannot be tolerated.

A call to people of all genders:

BE AWARE

SELF-REFLECT

SPEAK UP

ACT

Together we can do better