NWCI is pleased to announce the publication of the first ESHTE Project Report, A Review of Data on Prevalence of Sexual Violence and Harassment of Women Students in Higher Education in the EU. The report provides an overview of EU level data and research and includes a country level report prepared by NWCI, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies Cyprus, The Women’s Issues Information Centre Lithuania, and Rape Crisis Scotland.
Jennifer McCarthy Flynn, ESHTE Project Coordinator said
“The review reveals that at both general EU and country specific level, a shockingly high number of women students are experiencing some form of sexual violence and harassment related to their lives in higher education. In Ireland this means 11% of women students surveyed have been subjected to unwanted sexual contact, 5% were rape survivors with further 3% survivors of attempted rape, and 31% of women reported feeling harassed, including 19% being physically groped. The ESHTE project is working to challenge this reality and despite the limitation of data and research available as outlined in the report, including the almost complete lack of data on how sexual harassment and violence impacts women students with disabilities and ethnic minority women students, being able to name the broad scope of the problem is an important step.
You can read the full report here: http://www.nwci.ie/images/uploads/ESHTE_Data_Review_FULL.pdf
For more information contact ESHTE Project Coordinator, Jennifer McCarthy Flynn – email@example.com