Sexualised harassment, discrimination and violence affects every part of society, including institutions of higher learning.It can take many forms, making it impossible to list all possibilities.Examples include: sexually suggestive, often ambiguous, remarks, repeated physical, seemingly random advances or the sending of pornographic images. Sexualised harassment, discrimination and violence can be clear-cut, e.g. if a perpetrator has not accepted a "no" and has crossed a clearly indicated boundary.
However, the situations are often more ambiguous. There is a "queasy" feeling that something is not right. Those affected might ask themselves: "What happened?" or "Am I exaggerating or making a fuss?" They might be unsure whether the incidents should be discussed at all. In such cases, counselling at Bielefeld University's internal or external counselling centres can offer help.
The trained staff at the counselling centres reflect on the incident together with those affected, provide them with psychosocial support and help them decide on possible further steps.
The self-determination of the person concerned is the highest guiding principle. A request for a (confidential) counselling session does not trigger a report or complaint.
To whom does the ZSB offer counselling?
People supporting someone affected, , including teaching staff
A counsellor of a specific gender can be requested
To whom does the centre offer counselling?
To whom does Frauennotruf Bielefeld offer counselling?
Relatives and people supporting someone affected of any gender.
Office hours: every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room UHG L3-119 (direct counselling without prior appointment) by an employee of the Frauenennotruf Bielefeld e.V.