In daily academic life, discrimination and violence can be in classrooms, laboratories, extracurricular activities, parties, university residences … and can affect the daily lives of all members of the community. Recognized as a space of excellence in the production of knowledge, the university space does not match the reproduction of discrimination, inequality or violence.
There are several forms of violence: prejudice, physical and verbal aggression, bullying, homophobia, sexual harassment, moral harassment, disrespect and intellectual disqualification… violence can therefore be emotional, economic, social or physical.
We speak of violence when someone or a group of people intentionally uses physical force or power to threaten, attack and subject other people, depriving them of freedom, causing some psychological, emotional or physical damage.
Situations of sexual violence are often the most difficult to report or flag…
Because the victim’s fear induces silence and secrecy, thus protecting the aggressor. Often, one of the reasons that leads the victim to remain silent about the act he suffered is the fact that he may also be victimized socially when he denounces it.
“Silence does not help to forget.”