"We should all be able to go about our lives feeling safe and secure. However, today’s #metoo movement has demonstrated that sexual harassment and violence is a daily reality for far too many women."
We can end sexual harassment and violence
With leadership, education and action by the federal government, we can end sexual harassment and violence. We can make workplaces safe for women, and we can make sure that survivors are believed and that perpetrators are held accountable. Join our call on the federal government to:
Strengthen public awareness: Launch a national public education campaign on sexual harassment and violence so that everyone understands what it is, why it is never acceptable, and what they can do to prevent it.
Fund women’s organizations: Provide sufficient and long-term core operational funding to women’s organizations so they have the stability they need to continue to support survivors and carry out vital advocacy and research.
Make workplaces safe: Strengthen federal labour legislation so that it clearly defines sexual harassment and violence, reinforces employers’ obligations to ensure workplace safety and ensures effective and impartial mechanisms are in place to investigate complaints, provide support and protection for survivors, and hold perpetrators accountable.
Our appreciation to the Canadian Labour Council for the article and photo.
This has been an ongoing issue with several of my sexual assault survival students, unwanted physical contact in the workplace.