Rhitu Chatterjee. A new survey offers the first set of nationwide data on prevalence, showing that the problem is pervasive and women are most often the victims. Back in October , women took to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment. The MeToo movement went viral, spurring a national and global discussion on the issue. Many women have since come forward with their experiences of being sexually harassed by colleagues and bosses, costing influential men in the entertainment industry and the media — including journalists here at NPR — their jobs. And yet, there has been little data collected on the national prevalence of sexual harassment, says Michele Decker , director of the women's health and rights program at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
The UN pledged to tackle sexual harassment. The work remains incomplete, experts say | Devex
Violence at work is seemingly an abstract issue to most employers, but sexual harassment in the workplace statistics are here to prove us wrong. Ignorance and not taking sexual harassment at work puts all employees at serious risk. One in five complaints about workplace sexual harassment comes from men. The most common form of sexual harassment towards healthcare workers is patients acting in an overly sexual way. Sexual harassment at work is nothing new.
The UN pledged to tackle sexual harassment. The work remains incomplete, experts say
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, is a legislative act in India that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work. It was reported by the International Labour Organization that very few Indian employers were compliant to this statute. An Act to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. WHEREAS sexual harassment results in violation of the fundamental rights of a woman to equality under articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India and her right to life and to live with dignity under article 21 of the Constitution and right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business which includes a right to a safe environment free from sexual harassment; AND WHEREAS the protection against sexual harassment and the right to work with dignity are universally recognised human rights by international conventions and instruments such as Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, which has been ratified on the 25th June, by the Government of India; AND WHEREAS it is expedient to make provisions for giving effect to the said Convention for protection of women against sexual harassment at workplace.
Updated Wednesday, Dec. Others say that their previous experiences have them so shaken up, they still dread going to work. As is becoming customary in this news cycle, the New York Times published a harrowing investigation Tuesday that details years of sexual abuse endured by women—this time, those who worked at Ford Motor Co. Unlike most mainstream articles on sexual harassment, this investigation , by Susan Chira and Catrin Einhorn, focused almost exclusively on black women.