Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace 

According to Eurofund (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), 30% of female workers in the European Union have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. However, only 15% of the cases are reported, and this figure drops down to 8 % in the case of Spain. One of the keys to reduce these alarming numbers is preventing and raising awareness for an early identification and report of any case of harassment.

The lack of information is the main barrier for the victims, who face situations of isolation and rejection if they don’t manage to tackle the problem from the very beginning.

What are you going to learn in this MOOC?

In the upcoming weeks you are going to learn how to identify situations of sexual harassment, you will get to know the social and cultural dynamics that foster them, and you will learn about prevention strategies and the most effective reporting channels.

Contents that you are going to find in the MOOC “Preventing Sexual Harassment”:

  • Preventing and identifying sexual harassment
  • Consequences of harassment
  • Companies’ responsibility
  • How to respond in case of harassment

Elena Garrido

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PhD in Psychology, expert in Forensic and Legal Psychology.

She is a fellow professor of the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Criminology Degree and of several Master’s Degrees: Master in Legal Psychology and Technical Expertise (UAB) and Master in Profiling and Behavioural Analysis (University of Barcelona). She also exerts as a trainer for companies in the domain of Gender Equality and Prevention of Sexual and Gender-based Harassment, working as consultant in the design of intervention protocols.