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Sexual harassment comes in many forms including
Reference: Executive Summary Respect@Work Report
According to the most recent survey by the Human Rights Commission, 39% of women who had been in the workforce for the previous five years experienced sexual harassment at work during that time.
This includes lewd comments, unwelcome advances, and inappropriate touching are behaviours that pervade our places of work and study – from supermarkets, to university classrooms, to construction sites, to office environments.
Sexual harassment is making many workplaces unsafe for women. Many women who speak up about their experiences are not believed, and in fact some face repercussions for speaking up. We are committed to reclaiming our places of work and study from sexual harassment.
Why is this important?
Sexual harassment is making many workplaces unsafe for women. We all need to work to eliminate sexual violence in our places of work and study.
Quotes from our Reclaim the Workplace webinar
‘The survey told us that 1 in 3 Australian workers had experienced sexual harassment in the last 5 years. We found it was in every industry, at every level and in every location.’ Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner at our Reclaim the Workplace webinar
‘I think you reach a point in your career, in your working life, where you have to draw a line in the sand and say ‘I’m not willing to tolerate certain behaviours.’ The Hon Connie Bonaros MLC, SA Best at our Reclaim the Workplace webinar
We were joined by a panel of expert speakers to discuss what sexual harassment looks like, the extent of the problem in Australia, and what we can do to end sexual violence and harassment in our places of work and study.Watch