New WEPs Guidance Note on Tackling Sexual Harassment in the World of Work
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:
- Highlights the high costs of sexual harassment in the workplace for workers, companies and economies alike.
- Creating a culture of safety, respect and equality and tackling sexual harassment at work makes business sense and benefits both employers and employees.
- 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.