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National Women's Council of Ireland - Conference on Sexual Violence and Harassment in Third Level Education
Ending Sexual Harassment and Violence in Third-Level Education (ESHTE) conference takes place from 9.30am-4pm on Thursday, 7 March next in Liberty Hall, Dublin.
The conference offers a valuable and timely opportunity to explore the challenges of and solutions to sexual violence and harassment (SVH) in higher education. The event will share learnings and best practice models arising through the European Union (EU) ESHTE project, led by the NWCI, which aims to build a culture of zero tolerance to SVH in third-level institutes across Europe.
Bringing together a broad range of stakeholders from across Europe, the conference will examine the prevalence and culture of SVH in higher education, discuss various approaches and interventions, and consider how students, institutes, government agencies, support services and other partners can meaningfully collaborate to combat and prevent SVH.
Based across a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops, topics covered during the conference will include collaborative approaches to tackling SVH, ongoing SVH prevention initiatives, investigation policies on SVH, and transformative leadership to create culture change.
Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, will deliver the opening address at the conference. Speakers include Orla O’Connor, Director of the NWCI; Dr Ruth Lewis of Northumbria University; Dr Katrin List of TU Dortmund University; Dr Louise Crowley, Vice Dean of University College Cork; Síona Cahill, President of the Union of Students in Ireland; and many more.