Parallel Session 4 - Structural violence and harassment within scientific environment

Sunday, 29 March, 2020 - 09:00 - 10:30
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We all want to work in healthy environments and be surrounded by positively motivating factors. Recently, Geneva’s 108th International Labour Conference approved a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment at work with an overwhelming majority.
Researchers increasingly occupy a panoply of professional areas both in academia and the business world. This session will address the specificity of this professional category tackling the structural violence and harassment phenomenon. We will discuss, among other issues:
the real personal and professional cost of becoming scientists and succeeding within the profession…?
the research culture that often promotes the acceptance of a certain level of bullying/mobbing…?
100 years more for equal payment…?
Is preventing and combating isolation and providing a scientist with appropriate solutions of mental health support only about a potential victim…?
Tools and Actions for mitigating the structural violence, aiming societal transformation, on the one hand, and structural best practises’ effective attraction, on the other, are discussed and contrasted between the panellists.