The prevalence study of gender-based violence in public universities and institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences is on!
In the autumn of this year, we have launched a study on gender-based violence at public universities and institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences which is the first of its kind in the Czech academic environment. It will be a follow-up to the European study conducted within the Horizon 2020 UniSAFE project. This showed that nearly two in three people (62%) had experienced some form of gender-based violence. The most recent data on gender-based violence at Czech public universities and research institutes dates back to 2009. Thus, there is currently a lack of up-to-date data that could help to determine the prevalence of this issue in the Czech Republic and help to address it.
The survey is conducted in public universities and institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences and is intended for students and employees, including non-academic staff, both local and international. It will be conducted through an online questionnaire in Czech and English.
The aim of the study is to collect data on the prevalence and impact of gender-based violence. But we also want to find out what steps academic and research institutions can take in this area. The findings will thus help universities, research institutions, and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to address the problem better.
The survey is carried out by the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the FOCUS agency within the project “Strategic Intelligence for Research and Innovation” (STRATIN+, project code MS2104).
Details of the prevalence study are available here