Gender-based Harassment and Violence

About the Gender-based Harassment and Violence Working Group

Formed in 2017, the Berkeley Center’s Gender-based Harassment and Violence (formerly Sexual Harassment and Violence) Working Group has held annual international conferences and virtual webinars) on sexual and gender discrimination and harassment law, written a book on The Global #MeToo Movement, and is now developing toolkits on workplace harassment investigations and other practical materials. The Working Group’s Co-Directors are Ann Noel, former General Counsel for California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission, and Denise Oldham, former Title IX Officer and Director of the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, UC Berkeley.

Upcoming CLE Programs

January 2024 Continuing Legal Education Conference: New Developments in Gender Discrimination, Harassment, and Violence in Employment and Education 

January 4-5, 2024 

Advocates, investigators, and academics from around the globe will examine what’s new and what’s working, here in California and globally, in addressing gender discrimination, harassment and violence. Topics include prevention, litigation, non-litigation remedies, affirmative consent, defamation and backlash, investigations, Title IX and education, and the war on DEI.


Working Group Projects

Group Archives

Who We Are


  • Portrait of Ann Noel

    Ann Noel

    Co-editor, The Global #MeToo Movement. Founder, Noel Workplace Consulting. Former General Counsel, California Fair Employment and Housing Commission.

  • Denise Oldham

    Former Director and Title IX Officer, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination at the University of California, Berkeley.

Student Assistants