Responding to the ripple effects of sexual harassment: an emergency management framework

Trends Mol Med. 2024 Jun;30(6):521-523. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2024.04.007. Epub 2024 May 10.


Sexual harassment in academia is endemic driven by gender-based inequalities and sustained through organizational tolerance, and its impact extends beyond the primary victim(s). Applying principles of emergency management provides a framework for institutions to balance their obligations to the primary victim(s) while also acknowledging the need to restore the well-being and culture of secondary victims.

Keywords: emergency response framework; secondary victims; sexual harassment.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sexual Harassment* / psychology