What is sexual harassment?
It is undesirable conduct with sexual connotations, expressed physically, verbally and non-verbally, with the aim or the effect of violating the victim’s dignity and creating an intimidatory, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive situation.
The person appointed by the University to provide assistance and advice to anyone (student, faculty or technical administrative librarian staff) who has suffered discrimination or sexual harassment or harassment is the Confidential Counselor: one of the figures assigned to implement the principles of Codice Etico for the protection of the dignity of female workers and the student population of the Politecnico di Torino.
As part of the University initiatives to combat harassment, with the help of the previous Confidential Counselor Avv. Arianna Enrichens and in collaboration with PSQL and Affari Legali services, a short Guide against harassment has been arranged.
The Guide aims to contribute to spreading awareness on the phenomenon of harassment and on the existing protection tools.
In order to encourage collective reflection on the topic and on the role of each person in creating a responsible climate, two interactive video lessons were held in 2021, introduced by a video of the Rector, edited by the Councilor of Trust.
The first meeting was dedicated to identifying and recognizing stereotypes, the second to the existing protection tools: the recording of the lessons is available here