We want to convey a clear message that all forms of sexual harassment are unacceptable. We request all our partners to endorse this message and uphold these standards and implement measures to combat sexual harassment where necessary.
Change begins with increased awareness, dialogue and, crucially, the creation of policies and procedures that help establish working environments that are free from sexual harassment.
We would urge all our members and partners to have ethical guidelines and good systems in place for preventing, reporting, and dealing with matters such as sexual harassment, sexual assaults, and sexist behaviour.
If your organisation does not have these guidelines and systems in place yet, we encourage you to review our toolkit for managing sexual harassment, which includes comprehensive definitions, a sample sexual harassment policy, as well as a communications procedures guide.