United against sexual harassment
The University is launching a campaign against sexual harassment and sexism, which starts in the Autumn term of 2020.
The aim is to raise awareness within the university community and to make everyone aware of the existence of a support center: the Ombudsstelle.
The campaign consists of three posters, one event and a message.
Harassment is a consequence of sexism
Through three posters, we would like to catch your attention.
Respect and goodwill within the University.
The person's feelings take precedence over the intention of the author of the joke.
Trust and confidentiality. The Ombudsstelle supports witnesses or victims of sexual harassment.
Living Library on sexual harassment and sexism
Considering the sanitary context, the event is cancelled.
On Tuesday, 20th of October at 19h30, come to the Centre Fries to talk about sexual harassment and sexism, in an original way.
Every 30 minutes, meet and discuss with a different person.
Inspiring people will tell you a story : their personal story. They will talk about their commitment against sexual harassment or sexism, their reaction when facing such situations. What can we all do ? What to do as a witness or victim of sexual harassment or sexism ? Which solutions exist ? With their experiences gained throughout the years, what these persons would have done differently ?
Limited seats to comply with the sanitary rules. The covid-19 safety rules will be observed.
The University guarantees a respectful study and work environment for each and everyone
The University has zero tolerance for any form of abuse on the personality and dignity of others. The Federal Law on Equality between Women and Men, the Rectorate's legislation against sexual harassment and the ruling on harassment and conflicts in the workplace form the legislative framework in force at the University. Here are the important articles relating to them.
Article 4 of Federal Act on Gender Equality:
Any harassing behaviour of a sexual nature or other behaviour related to the person’s sex that adversely affects the dignity of women or men in the workplace is discriminatory. Such behaviour includes in particular threats, the promise of advantages, the use of coercion and the exertion of pressure in order to obtain favours of a sexual nature.
The Rectorate's legislation can be found here.
In addition, the employees of the Canton of Fribourg are subject to the ruling on harassment and conflicts in the workplace that can be found here.
If you have witnessed or been a victim of inappropriate behaviour (sexism, psychological or sexual harassment, racism, homophobia, etc.), contact the
It is your main point of contact whether you are a student, a doctoral student, an assistant, or a member of the teaching, academic, administrative or technical staff.
Points of contact
Campaign of the Institute of Medicine
Each faculty has its own specificities. This autumn 2020 semester, the Institute of Medicine is also launching a campaign aimed at medical students facing sexual harassment in their internship.