The Center for Ethics and Human Rights (NEDH) of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) launched the publication "Harassment: What is it? What to do?" in an online meeting held on March 10th, 2021 and organized in honor of International Women’s Day.

The booklet presents guidelines on what is, how to identify and curb abusive and prejudiced practices in the study and work environment. It was written based on the principles of the FMUSP Community Code of Ethical Conduct.

“The event was a wonderful moment of dialogue and unity in building an FMUSP community that is free from moral harassment, sexual harassment and other gender-based violence”, reported student Leticia Santos da Cruz, from the Occupational Therapy course, a member of the NEDH and representative of the Academic Center Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho (CAAVC - FOFITO) of FMUSP.

Prof. José Ricardo de Carvalho Mesquita Ayres, Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and coordinator of the NEDH of FMUSP declared: “with the publication“ Harassment: What is it? What to do? ” the FMUSP community takes an important step in building an institutional environment of freedom, peace and justice, with respect for the other, love for diversity, unleashing in a more powerful way our best academic capacities. And nothing more appropriate than this launch being part of the celebration of International Women's Day”.

They also participated in the presentation to Profa. Maria Ivete Castro Boulos, member of NEDH and coordinator of care for victims of sexual violence (NAVIS) at the FMUSP Clinical Hospital, Profa. Elizabeth Maria Freire de Araújo Lima, representative of Rede Não Cala, president of the Culture and Extension Commission (Ccex) and Professor of the Occupational Therapy course at FMUSP, and student Mariana de Souza Novaes, of the Medicine course, member of NEDH and representative of the Ayé Nucleus (Black Collective) of FMUSP.

"I invite everyone, women and men, to read the material and thus learn more about how to maintain an ethical stance that guarantees the excellence of our Institution, and also about how to get support if you are a victim of some violence", said the student Leticia Santos da Cruz.

Click here and read the publication.