Safety

Discrimination-free Ruisrock

At Ruisrock we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind and we respect everyone’s right to bodily integrity and a safe festival environment. Ruisrock encourages low threshold reporting of harassment and the festival is committed to addressing incidents immediately.

What is discrimination?
Discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably than others because of a personal characteristic. Discrimination can be based on gender, gender identity, cultural or ethnic background, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, nationality, origin, language and appearance, among other characteristics. Harassment, sexual harassment and incitement to discrimination are also forms of discrimination.

What is harassment?
Harassment can take many forms, and anyone can be a victim of harassment or inappropriate treatment. Harassment is conduct that violates a person’s dignity and is linked to one or more of the causes for discrimination. Creating an intimidating, hostile or humiliating environment is also harassment. 

What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is intentional, unwanted and one-sided sexually suggestive behaviour, such as physical touching, assessing looks or sexually suggestive language that the target finds unpleasant. The target of the harassment determines whether the behaviour is offensive or abusive. If the other party has not given their consent to touching or interacting, it is sexual harassment.

 

Harassment Contact Person

In the event of harassment at the festival, you may contact the Harassment Contact Person by telephone or anonymously using the reporting form. The Harassment Contact Person will also be available face-to-face during the festival weekend at the Worry Chair. 

Reports of harassment will be dealt with by the Harassment Contact Person. Incidents will be reported anonymously to the festival organiser. 

The contact details and reporting form will be updated on the website before the festival.

 

Code of conduct in case of harassment

If you observe or experience harassment at Ruisrock:

  1. Intervene: If the harassment is ongoing, please intervene. If you are unable to intervene yourself, contact the nearest security steward or festival staff.
  2. Listen and offer help: If the victim of harassment needs help, you can direct them to the nearest security steward or festival staff. The Harassment Contact Person, the Worry Chair and the first aid point can also offer help. At Ruisrock, no-one will be left alone.
  3. Report the harassment: Contact the Harassment Contact Person by telephone or anonymously using the reporting form. You can also visit the Harassment Contact Person face-to-face in the Worry Chair space.

 

The consequences of harassment

At Ruisrock, we do not tolerate harassment of any kind and we respect everyone’s right to bodily integrity and a safe festival environment. Those who engage in harassment will be held accountable for their actions. Failure to respect Ruisrock’s values and participation in inappropriate behaviour will be taken seriously. We are committed to intervening immediately and, if necessary, removing the offender from the festival area.