On this day, November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we would like to remind you of the importance of taking action against such violence.
From ordinary sexism to sexual violence, harassment or other attacks on the personality, violence against women is unfortunately not absent from our community. Very attentive to these issues, our management recently announced that it was going to strengthen the system for listening, preventing and managing situations of sexism and sexual harassment at UNIL.
With this initiative, we want to systematically fight against attacks on the personality and violence against women, and thus make the work and study environment at UNIL safer in the strongest and clearest way.
To contribute to the prevention of such violence, several training, awareness and information offers are already available at UNIL:
In addition, the Equal Opportunities Office is available to inform and advise any person concerned by a situation of violence, sexual harassment or feeling discriminated against by a sexist behavior, by guiding them towards the competent authorities.
Finally, it seems useful to remind you of the prevention and support services offered in the canton of Vaud, to respond to the various forms that violence against women can take:
With this message we want to affirm and reaffirm that all violence against women, physical or psychological, starting with attitudes of ordinary sexism have no place within the UNIL community. Our Rectorate is firmly committed to ensuring that UNIL provides - in the words of its charter - a quality study and work environment for all, which promotes the personal development of all its members in their contribution to the achievement of its mission.