Facebook Twitter Google+ Wordpress YouTube RSS Channel Newsletters

Women Can, Women Act, Women Change!

Ge

En

Ru

One in five experience sexual harassment, says UK parliament report

Category: Gender based violence 
2018-02-09

Nearly one in five people working in Britain's parliament were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behaviour in the past year, said a report commissioned after a series of sex scandals at Westminster.

 

The report, published on Thursday, called for a new complaints procedure along with radical change of a culture that can deter some from challenging bosses and suggested forms of punishment for those found guilty of harassing their staff.

 

 

"This is a big day for parliament and our politics," said Andrea Leadsom, leader of the House of Commons lower house of parliament. "The new independent procedure will demonstrate that we want to be the best parliament in the world when it comes to treating everyone who works here with dignity and respect.

 

"This is a major step in bringing about the culture change that parliament needs."

 

Last year, parliament became one of several institutions to become embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal after abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein prompted women and men to share stories about improper behaviour.

 

Two ministers lost their posts while others in both the governing Conservatives and opposition Labour Party were investigated over allegations of inappropriate behaviour, prompting calls for an end to a "locker room" culture.

 

The report said 39 percent of the 1,377 responses described experience of non-sexual harassment or bullying in the last year, while 19 percent reported "experience of sexual harassment, including witnessing sexually inappropriate behaviour". Women reported twice as much as men.

 

 

Source 

Tags: sexual harassment Britain's parliament

Previous Page 

Webmaster

 

Announcements

Beyond the Shelter

The youth exhibitions and installations

Women’s Fund in Georgia is honored to invite you to 2016 Kato Mikeladze Award Ceremony

 

Video archive

Research on Youth Views on Gender Equality

 

Gender policy

Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet

Men hold the top 14 positions in Theresa May’s cabinet

Walk the talk: India's opposition urges Modi to pass women's bill

 

Photo archive

Swedish politicians visit in WIC

 

Trafficking

Mother Teresa India charity 'sold babies'

Newly-resurfaced video of Allison Mack purportedly shows how she tried to lure women into alleged sex cult

21st century slavery: European anti-trafficking experts raise the alarm over labour exploitation

 

Hot Line

Tel.: 116 006

Consultation Hotline for victims of domestic violence

Tel.: 2 100 229

Consultation Hotline for victims of human trafficking

Tel.: 2 26 16 27

Hotline Anti-violence Network of Georgia (NGO)

ფემიციდი - ქალთა მიმართ ძალადობის მონიტორინგი
eXTReMe Tracker