Since 2019, CERCA has been an active participant in the Women and Science Committee of the Inter-University Council of Catalonia (CIC). This has allowed us to access grants managed by the Catalan Women’s Institute (ICD) under the State Pact against gender-based violence.

As active members of this project, we have launched a range of actions addressed to all CERCA centre staff with the aim of raising awareness and preventing gender-based violence.

Vídeo: From microaggressions to sexual harassment

The video, aimed at preventing gender-based violence, is a tool designed to raise awareness of this problem among centre staff. It is intended to help bring these issues to the surface and to provide resources for people who have to deal with them.

Report: map of gender units

Preparation of a map of gender units along the same line as the existing map for universities. In addition to collecting basic details by centre on reporting structures, functions and the period covered by gender plans, the survey was broadened to include information on possible cases of gender-based violence reported in centres and on units’ training needs.

Training: from microaggressions to harassment. Women in academic research.

A course based on a tailored microlearning tool has been designed, with the aim of raising awareness among centre staff and providing them with tools for detecting and preventing gender-based violence.

Face-to-face training: blended learning activities.

With specialist support, CERCA organises regular training sessions to address gender issues in greater depth, mainly for management staff, members of equality committees or managers of the areas responsible for gender policies in centres, such as human resources departments.

Examples of the courses organised:

An intersectional approach to preventing gender-based violence

Speaker: L’Etnogràfica, anthropology for social transformation.
December 2019

Two-part session: A first, theoretical, part focused on generating understanding of the different types of gender-based violence that exist, mechanisms for detecting and preventing them, and tools for handling them in educational institutions and at work. A second, practical, part based on group work to analyse real cases tackling gender-based violence, pooling the issues identified and reflections generated.

Identifying and tackling gender-based discrimination and violence in research centres

Speaker: Atena Consulting
November-December 2020

Blended learning course (17 hours) with the following aims:

  • To understand what we mean by gender differences, gender inequality and gender-based discrimination.
  • To present an intersectional approach to gender-based discrimination.
  • To explain what we mean by gender-based violence.
  • To familiarise learners with current workplace legislation on gender-based violence.
  • To present tools for preventing, combating and acting in situations of gender-based discrimination or violence.
Actuació finançada a càrrec dels crèdits rebuts del Ministeri d’Igualtat, a través de la Secretaria d’Estat d’Igualtat i Contra la Violència de Gènere

This course was funded by loans from the Ministry of Equality, through the Secretary of State for Equality and Combating Gender-based Violence