In spring 2021, MESRI launched a working group in partnership with the Ministry for Equality between Men and Women, Diversity and Equal Opportunities along with the four conferences of higher education institutions: the Conference of University Presidents (CPU), the Conference of Grandes Écoles (CGE), the Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools (CDEFI) and the Conference of Management Schools (CDEFM).
Discussions conducted with more than 20 structures have therefore contributed to a national plan to fight against Sexual and Gender-based Violence in higher education and research.
MESRI has one objective: to collectively take a further step in the prevention and management of situations of Sexual and Gender-based Violence.
The national plan includes 21 measures structured around 4 themes:
- Theme 1: a massive training and awareness-raising plan for all stakeholders in higher education and research
- Theme 2: Increasing and developing reporting mechanisms
- Theme 3: Enhanced communication
- Theme 4: Boosting the commitment of students and staff