There are no gray areas - recognizing patterns of sexual harassment with the Red Flag System
This event takes place as part of the UN campaign Orange The World - 16 Days Against Violence from 25.11 to 10.12.2023.
What is still flirting and what is already assault? In her book There are no gray areas, author and lecturer Sara Hassan has developed a model for identifying the first signs of sexual harassment. Using the Red Flag System, a multi-factorial checklist, observers can learn how sexual harassment begins and what can be done to prevent it.
The lecture Gray Zones provides answers to the following questions:
- What techniques do harassers use to exploit victims?
- What constitutes a toxic environment?
- What concrete action strategies are there to support those affected and to take a stand against abuse of power?
In this presentation, participants will learn how to read warning signs and correctly classify critical dynamics using concrete case studies from the training and workplace. The early warning system allows a holistic view of the problem by integrating four different dimensions of power abuse: Assault strategies of perpetrators, facilitating conditions from the environment, behaviors of witnesses and the reactions of those affected themselves. If these dimensions are taken into account, sexual harassment can be recognized effectively and at an early stage. The lecture Gray Zones provides answers to the following questions: What techniques do harassers use to exploit victims? What constitutes a toxic environment? And: What concrete action strategies are there to support those affected and to take a stand against abuse of power? By the end of this lecture, participants will know which social dynamics promote sexual harassment and which myths prevent us from recognizing the problem in our everyday lives. The aim of this work is to make everyone aware of their responsibilities, sharpen their awareness of abusive power dynamics and point out possible courses of action.
Sara Hassan, MA has been working on gender-specific violence in the form of sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power since 2015. abuse of power. After many years of international work in the field of political communication (including in the EU Parliament and the Heinrich Böll Foundation Brussels), she holds workshops and #metoo trainings on the 2020 book Grauzonen gibt es nicht. With a Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies from New York University, Sara Hassan works as a lecturer, develops interactive learning modules and cooperates with universities and organizations worldwide.