Sexual harassment at the Faculty of Chemistry is not tolerated, regardless of who is the victim and who is the perpetrator.
Sexual harassment is any unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical act of a sexual nature that has the aim or consequence of violating the personal dignity of a student or an employee.
Forms of sexual harassment can be:
- verbal – whistling, sexual allusions and jokes, written or spoken sexual jokes, offers and explicit threats,
- non-verbal eyeing, furtive staring and sexual gestures, or
- physical act – unwanted proximity, touching, pinching, patting, clinging to the body, grabbing.
This list is not exhaustive, just an example. If you have experienced sexual harassment, you will recognize it by the feeling of discomfort, shame, insult, humiliation, fear and anger.
UniSAFE definition of gender-based violence (insert):
"Harassment includes both sexual harassment and gender harassment and takes place in both online and offline contexts:
Sexual harassment is unwanted verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as touching, comments on a person’s looks or body, stalking, sending [sharing] images with sexual content, or sexist jokes. Sexual harassment is not the same as sexual assault, although the two can and often do overlap
Gender harassment is harassment on the grounds of sex but without sexual connotations, such as diminishing or hateful comments, exclusion, silencing, or stereotypical prejudices."
- Consultation with the Commissioner
- Victim's decision on further steps
- Initiation of proceedings if the victim decides to do so
- Further procedure if the perpetrator of sexual harassment is an employee/student
For details on actions and consequences, read the Rulebook on Prevention and Protection from Sexual Harassment, the Rulebook on Work Obligations and Work Discipline of Employees, and the Rulebook on Student Disciplinary Responsibility.
HF_protiv_seksualnog_uznemiravanja_-poster_A3.pdf (PDF, 646 KB)
- firstname.lastname@example.org – Commissioner for equality: Slađana Savić, laboratory 629
- 0800 100 007 – SOS Helpline, Autonomous Women's Center
- email@example.com – Victimology Society of Serbia
- 192 – Ministry of internal affairs of the Republic of Serbia
- Regulations on protection from sexual harassment
- Students' magazine "Pozitron" No. 23, page 31: "Sexual harassment and how to respond to it"
- UniSAFE definition of gender-based violence
- Perception and experience of young people concerning sexual harassment
- Why is it important for me to know what sexual harassment is? A lecture for first-year students of the Faculty of Chemistry was held by Slađana Savić on September 27, 2022, in the Small Chemical Amphitheater. A short guide through the procedure and familiarization with the Rulebook on Prevention and Protection from Sexual Harassment (Faculty of Chemistry, 2021)