Published on 23 November 2018
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During the week of November 26th to the 30th, the institutions within Université Paris-Saclay have reiterated their commitment to the fight against gender-based and sexual violence through awareness-raising events held as part of the 2017 "Stop Harassment" campaign.

86% of French women have been victims of at least one form of sexual assault on the street 

See the survey conducted by IFOP for the Jean Jaures Foundation and the European Foundation for Progressive Studies on a sample of 6025 women in Europe and the United States.

A few facts and figures:

In 2017

  • In one year, 219,000 women over the age of 18 reported being victims of physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by their spouse or ex-spouse. Less than 1 victim out of 5 said she pressed charges.
  • 88% of victims of violence perpetrated by the partner are women, as recorded by the police authorities.
  • 96% of individuals sentenced for acts of violence between partners are men.
  • In one year, 94,000 women over the age of 18 reported being victims of rape and/or attempt of rape. 9 victims out of 10 knew their attacker. 1 victim out of 10 reported pressing charges.
  • 86% of victims of sexual violence recorded by the police authorities are women.
  • Since the beginning of October 2017 and the beginning of the #MeToo movement, the number of victims of sexual violence known to the security forces has increased by 23%.
  • 99% of sentenced persons for acts of sexual violence are men.

Source :

Quizz on sexual harassment

To read more, take a quiz by ENS Paris-Saclay's Sexual Harassment Prevention, Awareness and Information Group.

What is the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault? What are the penalties and sanctions faced by perpetrators? What does consent really mean? And where's the line between flirting with someone and harassing that person?

Take the quiz

This issue does not spare higher education institutions: "We see, as elsewhere, inappropriate and sometimes violent behaviors that harm the integrity of individuals and the development of their studies and careers" (Sexual harassment in higher education and research, a Vademecum for institutions). The memo of November 25, 2015 encourages all institutions to implement an active harassment prevention policy "in the global context of fight against discrimination and all forms of gender-based and sexual violence."

Harassment is everyone's business, regardless of one's gender.


The institutions of Université Paris-Saclay that are engaged in the fight against sexual harassment have held events from 26 to 30 November, as part of a campaign to educate and raise awareness on those issues.

Beyond these actions—which are necessary yet limited in time—, a legitimate prevention policy is gradually being implemented as institutions are establishing procedures to address sexual harassment cases while undertaking prevention activities.


A tir d'elles, a performance by the collective Sangs Mêlés presented as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Theater play (45 min) followed by a conference with all 3 actresses.
Monday, November 26,  2018 at 12:30 pm, at Université d'Evry Val D'Essonne, Amphi Audio, undergraduate building,
1 rue Pierre Bérégovoy, 91024 Evry Cedex
Participants must be at least 14 years old
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Screening of the documentary and discussion with the monitoring unit "Sex without consent".  

Directed by Delphine Dhilly and Blandine Gros Jeann,
Produced by Elephant Doc, France 2
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, between 5:30 pm and 7 pm, at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Montesquieu amphitheater, Alembert building,
5 avenue d'Alembert - Guyancourt 78280
Open to the general public
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Poster campaign

The posters by collective CLASHES were created to be downloaded and distributed widely in your institutions.



Sexual harassment: Who can I talk about it with? What are the signs?

Université Paris-Saclay provides an information guide on sexual harassment to help with the following topics:

  • How to recognize cases of sexual harassment
  • What to do when confronted with sexual harassment
  • Talking to trusted professionals
  • Denouncing the actions

The guide includes the contact information of counselors who can help you. 

See the guide and contacts