Czech Rectors’ Conference condemns sexual harassment and discrimination in universities
24 February 2023Back to news
“I very much welcome this move, all the more so because it is the first time in the 30-year history of the Czech Rectors’ Conference (CRC) that this topic has been addressed, and seriously at that. We have a big problem, and just how big it is will be shown in a prevalence study we are launching this autumn,” said Marcela Linková.
Universities in the Czech Republic are currently facing another wave of neglected sexual harassment cases. Thanks to the media’s interest in the topic, institutions are beginning to realise that they must take active steps. And that the systems in place so far have been inadequate, as a large number of the cases have been ongoing for years.
“Czech universities must create safe, friendly and fair environments, and the CRC considers it essential that individual schools and their units have functional procedures in place that can quickly identify and effectively address such behaviour,” added CRC president and Rector of Masaryk University Martin Bareš.