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Bystander training against sexual harassment for VUB-staff 

it's not that grey

The #metoo movement has broken the silence on harassment and shown its prevalence in all spheres of society. According to a recent study by the University of Liege, 23% of female students were victims of attempted rape, indicating that Belgian universities are no exception. Everyone has a role to play in countering harassment. Beyond policies and reporting mechanisms, one tool has proved its effectiveness when it comes to harassment prevention: bystander intervention trainings.


During this workshop, we will talk about:

  • how to identify harassment as a colleague or teacher and be aware of its warning signs using the Red Flag System developed in Period’s “It’s Not That Grey” Guide on sexual harassment
  • concrete tools and methods to intervene as a bystander to stop harassment from developing further
  • how to create positive change by changing the culture around harassment and sexual violence in your own surrounding

The workshop is hosted by external training Juliette Sanchez-Lambert, one of the authors of the book “It’s not that grey” and is open to all employees of all genders.

This event is organized by the Equality Team.