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Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Violence

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6 weeks
99 USD
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Self-paced Online
6 weeks
99 USD
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Course description

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Violence

In 2017, an international movement gained momentum highlighting the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and violence. Millions worldwide used #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BalanceTonPorc, #NotYourHabibti, #Teknisktfel, #QuellaVoltaChe, #YoTambien and similar hashtags not just to bring collective attention to these issues, but to push for changes that would bring an end to sexual violence and discrimination in all their forms by breaking the silence and promoting social change.

But how do we bring about this change? What can we do as individuals, in our work environment, at home, and in our wider social relations?

No matter where we live, what industry we work in, or what role we have in the workplace, active bystander training is relevant to us all. It acts as a catalyst for action around the pressing issues raised by #MeToo for wider society and for workplaces, whether you’re an individual contributor or in a leadership position.

Join a range of international faculty, practitioners, survivors, and a global community of learners to master an active bystander approach to preventing and responding to sexual harassment and violence.

This course, delivered by Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, draws from multiple disciplines including social psychology, sociology, law, business studies, and public policy to explore the evidence about what what you can do, and what actually works.

Learners will acquire the tools to act, including a practical how-to guide, and will gain applied insights through a wide range of real-world examples to help them think and respond in the workplace and other settings.

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This course is offered through Jesus College, Cambridge, a partner institute of EdX.

4-6 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$99
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • Why the #MeToo movement and associated movements rose to prominence
  • About gender-based violence, discrimination, and sexual harassment around the world
  • The role of culture, alongside institutions, in driving poor behaviour and violence
  • The role of individuals and groups in addressing sexual harassment and violence
  • What options there are to be active bystanders in preventing sexual harassment and violence
  • What to do when you see poor behaviour in the workplace, at home or elsewhere
  • How to stay safe as an active bystander

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