New WEPs Guidance Note on Tackling Sexual Harassment in the World of Work
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New WEPs Guidance Note on Tackling Sexual Harassment in the World of Work

October 7, 2020

The private sector plays a key role in tackling gender-based violence in the world of work. Within this context, this guidance note focuses on preventing and addressing harassment in the workplace.

This guidance note forms part of a toolkit to guide gender-responsive business conduct in the private sector in line with the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and ILO international labour standards. It focuses on the following key areas:

  1. Highlights the high costs of sexual harassment in the workplace for workers, companies and economies alike.
  2. Creating a culture of safety, respect and equality and tackling sexual harassment at work makes business sense and benefits both employers and employees.
  3. Supports the WEPs signatories in prioritizing, establishing and implementing robust sexual harassment policies and practices which promote the physical and emotional health, safety and wellbeing of all employees.

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