Mise à jour le 13 March 2024 à 12:10 pm

UG students and staff who are victims or witnesses of such acts can report them. To make a report, click here. This reporting system guarantees strict confidentiality of the information provided agents, victims, witnesses or perpetrators of acts or behaviour, including in the case of communication to persons who need to know in order to deal with the situation.

Who should I contact?

The UG's contact for acts of violence, discrimination, moral or sexual harassment and sexist behaviour is Nicole Clément on 06 94 20 36 20.

Staff can contact the prevention assistant in their work unit, the prevention adviser or a staff representative of their choice on the CSA's FS (link to list of members). These colleagues, who are bound by confidentiality, will provide an initial listening ear and, if necessary, refer the matter to the UG's listening unit.

The Guyana Victim Support Association (AGAV) offers legal and psychological support and assistance:

  • Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm. Closed on Friday afternoons.
  • Individual interviews: Monday to Friday by appointment, at 7 bis rue Madame Pichevin
  • For other communes, see the calendar of opening hours on their website https://www.agav973.fr/nos-permanences
  • Contact details : 05 94 35 48 72 - 06 94 98 88 81 - France contact@agav973.fr

Violence on university campuses and premises

All victims of abusive behaviour, threats or attacks in circumstances related to their studies or work and involving an explicit or implicit risk to their safety, well-being and health are liable to criminal prosecution.


To discriminate is the action of isolating and treating certain individuals or an entire group differently from others (source: le Petit Larousse Illustré). Discrimination occurs when there is a difference in treatment between people that is not justified by a legitimate reason. The offence of discrimination is based on one of the 23 criteria prohibited by law (access to 23 criteria).

The penalties are 3 years' imprisonment and a fine of €45,000. If there has been a refusal of access to or supply of a good or service in a place open to the public, the prison sentence rises to 5 years and the fine to €75,000 (French Penal Code).


Marie-France Hirigoyen, psychiatrist, describes it as "any abusive behaviour, in particular behaviour, words, actions, gestures or writings, which may harm a person's personality, dignity or physical or psychological integrity, endanger that person's job or damage the working environment".

The Criminal Code punishes the act of harassing a person by repeated comments or behaviour with the purpose or effect of degrading their living conditions, resulting in an impairment of their physical or mental health. The penalty varies according to the consequences (length of total incapacity for work) and the particular situation of the victim (minor, vulnerable person, pregnant person, etc.) from 1 to 3 years' imprisonment and a fine of €15,000 to €45,000 (art. 222-33-2-2 of the Criminal Code).

"No employee may be subjected to repeated acts of moral harassment, the purpose or effect of which is to worsen his or her working conditions in such a way as to infringe his or her rights and dignity, to alter his or her physical or mental health or to compromise his or her professional future". (art. L. 115261 of the French Labour Code).

Bullying at school
Acts of bullying committed against a pupil by any person studying or working in the same educational establishment constitute bullying.

Harassment at school is punishable by 3 to 10 years' imprisonment and a fine of €45,000 to €150,000 (art. 222-33-2-3 of the Criminal Code).

Sexual harassment
"Sexual harassment is the repeated imposition on a person of comments or behaviour with sexual or sexist connotations that either violate their dignity because of their degrading or humiliating nature, or create an intimidating, hostile or offensive situation for them". Penalty: 2 to 3 years' imprisonment and a fine of €30,000 to €45,000 (art. 222-33 of the Criminal Code).

Sexist behaviour and gender-based and sexual violence
Any conduct related to a person's gender that has the purpose or effect of violating their dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Sexist behaviour is prohibited by the general regulations governing civil servants and by the Labour Code (article L. 1142 21).

The Penal Code punishes sexist behaviour and sexual violence (rape, sexual assault) with varying penalties of up to 15 years' imprisonment or more in aggravating circumstances.