1. What is harassment?
Harassment is an interaction between two people that leads to an intimidating, hostile and offensive situation through words and behaviours that violate the dignity of one person. It can take verbal forms (comments, insults, rumours), non-verbal forms (looks, gestures) or physical forms (aggression).
- Moral: Criticism on the way of working (denigration, systematic questioning), humiliations in front of colleagues, psychological pressure (being ignored, withholding information…).
- Sexual: looks, gestures, comments, or actions with a sexual connotation, of a degrading and humiliating nature (insistent looks, comments on private life, remarks on the body, forced massages, physical aggression, sexual touching).
These situations are recognized and punished by law (article 222-33 of the penal code).
2. What to do when faced with harassment?
- Do not remain alone and speak out
- Protect yourself and help those being harassed
- Report the harassment
3. UMR Géographie-cites support and information committee on harassment: STOP Harassment
Are you a target or witness of harassment? A committee is at your disposal to support and advise you and provide you with institutional support.
The committee is composed of the following members: Sandrine Berroir ; Nadine Cattan ; Luc Guibard ; Jean MAKHLOUTA ; Saber Marrouchi ; Juliette Maulat ; Camille Schmoll ; Julie Vallée.
Each member of this committee is at your disposal. Feel free to contact them directly about your situation. You can also send a message to the following common email address: stopharcelement ( at ) parisgeo.cnrs.fr
4. Institutional Support available
5. Other Resources
Other structures offer resources on sexual and moral harassment and help victims.
CLASHES (Collective Against Sexual Harassment in Higher Education) is committed to the fight against sexual harassment in higher education and research. See the CLASHES website.