Violencias en la educación superior en México

Chetumal: El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Ediciones y Gráficos Eón, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 269p., tables, graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #80222

A notable increase in the number of investigations on gender violence against women in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) occurred over the past decade, 2010-2020, and to this extensive academic production are added the chapters of the work that we present here. The nine chapters that make it up address three of the main and current concerns around this problem: 1) documenting the presence, magnitude and diversity of violence in HEIs; 2) analyze the institutional response to prevent, care and punish violence, and 3) show the personal and organizational effects from the point of view of the victims or witnesses. The analyses, discussions and proposals presented here come at a time of multiple complaints of a wide range of violence against women in HEIs and where female students have been the main protagonists of direct protest actions with great resonance in the media, but especially on social networks. In parallel, the HEIs have responded with formal mechanisms, mainly with protocols, for the prevention, care and punishment, in particular of harassment and sexual harassment. Despite the existence of these formal and institutional mechanisms, direct actions (escraches, clothes lines, pints and marches) by young students persist, revealing tensions between institutional responses, considered necessary but insufficient, in the face of student tactics. that announce an urgent change in the social order of gender. In this context, those of us who make up the HEIs are committed to generating material, social, cultural and regulatory conditions that eradicate violence as it is one of the greatest and most painful obstacles to achieving substantive equality in our institutions.

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