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May 28, 2020 Thursday 03:09:28 PM IST

First-ever global conference on tackling sexual misconduct in higher education

Policy Indications

UCL will host a two day online conference to share global best practice on sexual misconduct prevention in higher education on Wednesday 17th and 18th June 2020. The ‘Calling Time on Sexual Misconduct’ conference’, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the world, will look at how higher education institutions can move beyond policies and share best practice and experiences to create sustainable change. Featuring a host of word-leading experts and speakers in the field of sexual misconduct prevention from countries including Australia and the US, the conference will examine areas such as best practice prevention programmes, understanding experiences of sexual violence, effective bystander intervention and lasting behavioural change.  Speakers come from organisations including Monash University, Universities Australia, 1752 Group, McAllister Ollivarius and Bucknell University. UCL’s own researchers Dr Paul Chadwick (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change), Dr Caroline Selai (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Conor Courtney (UCL Laws) will all present at the conference.

The conference is sponsored by Culture Shift, the tech-for-good organisation that has built the Report + Support platform, which empowers universities to proactively tackle bullying or harassment of any kind.

One of the outcomes of the conference is to establish a global network of practitioners, students and staff who continue to share learning and provide a platform for collective effort in tackling sexual misconduct.

(Content Courtesy: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2020/may/ucl-host-first-ever-global-conference-tackling-sexual-misconduct-higher-education)