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Plaza, L and Ferrer, R and Vale Pires, C (2022) Sexism free night – research report. Sexism Free Night European Project.

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This survey is part of the project Sexism Free Night – Raising awareness and capacity building towards safer and more egalitarian nightlife environments (Grant Agreement Nº 856934). This initiative campaigns for gender awareness and sensibility in nightlife environments, and for safer, more diverse and more egalitarian nightlife spaces.


The project, in its initial phase, carried out research focusing on the intersections between sexism and sexual violence, nightlife environments and drug use. An online survey1 was developed and translated into eight languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Serbian, German, Latvian and Slovenian. It was launched on 25.11.2020 and remained online until 31.12.2020. The Sexism Free Night survey was designed to collect information on the prevalence of sexism and sexual violence among over-18s in Europe, and to analyse its intersections with specific key factors such as patterns of drug use, participation in nightlife and party environments, nightlife ‘mobility’ (travel to and from nightlife spaces, and their locations), and beliefs about sexual violence.


It is important to note that the scope of the survey was affected by the context of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. In this sense, it was decided not to limit the temporality of some questions to the last 12 months given that, due to the situation of confinement during the year 2020, normal nightlife activity was very significantly limited.


The results of this survey will be used in the design of training sessions and a European campaign to raise awareness among partygoers, artists, nightlife and festival professionals.

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