Philosophical Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) Sexual Harassment Survey 2015

7% of survey complete.

Following the 2015 AGM of the PSSA, a small working group is examining policies regarding sexual harassment and discrimination from other organisations with a view to making a recommendation at the 2016 AGM.

The purpose of this brief survey is to inform that process. We would appreciate your taking the time to complete it.

Responses to the questionnaire are strictly anonymous. The questionnaire will not be used for academic research. Only the total numbers of responses to the questions will be referred to in reporting back to the PSSA AGM.

The expression “sexual harassment” in the survey should be understood broadly. We quote from the APA ‘Best Practices’ report on sexual harassment:

“Under most definitions, sexual harassment comprises at least the following two kinds of phenomena: (a) gender and sexual-orientation harassment, and (b) unwanted sexual attention and coercion. Gender and sexual-orientation harassment involves behaviors that degrade or marginalize people because of their gender identity or their sexual orientation. Unwanted sexual attention and coercion include behaviors such as uninvited sexual advances, repeated sexual insinuations, sexual impositions or assaults.”

If you have questions or comments about the process you can use the anonymous comment box in the questionnaire, or write to one of the members of the working group listed below.

Thank you.

The members of the working group are (in alphabetical order):

Lindsay Kelland (Rhodes)
Candess Kostopoulos (Wits/UJ)
Jessica Lerm (UWC)
Keo Mbebe (Pretoria)
David Spurrett (UKZN, working group facilitator)
Mpho Tshivhase (Pretoria)
Monique Whitaker (Wits)
Ernst Wolff (Pretoria)