Days of action against violence against women

Far from tolerance or resignation, the University of Montpellier is pursuing its commitment to the fight against violence against women. To mark the international day on November 25, it will be offering a variety of events with a single objective: to understand the root causes of such violence, so as to prevent it and put a stop to it.

On the program: self-defense workshops (reserved for UM staff), an online awareness module (reserved for the university community), a theatrical performance based on the emblematic figure of Gisèle Halimi and a meeting with Maiana Bidegain at the screening of her film "Rencontre avec mon agresseur", a particularly powerful moment not to be missed.

On the program:

Self-defense workshop

From November 20, 2023 to January 15, 2024
Montpellier - Campus Triolet - Bâtiment 3, salle des ateliers
Reserved for female UM staff
More info


"Rencontre avec mon agresseur"
Thursday, November 23 - 8pm > 10pm
Montpellier - Campus Triolet - Polytech, amphi Peytavin
Open to all
More info


"Gisèle Halimi, une farouche liberté"
Monday, November 27 - 7:15 pm
Montpellier - Domaine d'O - Théâtre Jean-Claude Carrière.
Reserved for UM students and staff
More info

Online module

"Preventing gender-based and sexual violence
Discover it on Moodle UM
For UM students and staff only

Awareness of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is essential in all contexts, including higher education. Throughout this online module, using animated videos, you'll meet a group of six students and learn about topics such as consent, how to deal with SGBV, harassment, hazing, cyberstalking and disciplinary procedures.
Access the module

Useful contacts :

At the University of Montpellier :

Outside the University of Montpellier :

  • Violences femmes infos: 39 19 (free, anonymous call). 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Stop the violence: here.
  • Portail de signalement des violences sexistes et sexuelles : here.
  • Police alert by sms: 114.
    National toll-free number for deaf, hard-of-hearing, aphasic and dysphasic people. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Pharmacies: where victims of violence can raise the alarm.
  • Center d'information sur les droits des femmes et des familles (CIDFF):
    Listening sessions with a psychologist and legal advisor.
    Contact your local CIDFF.
  • Montpellier police headquarters social worker:
    Mme Fatiha Bounoua, 06 74 94 49 73.
    Victim support and police/medical services interface.

This event is organized by the Quality of Life at Work Department - Campus Life Division.