Sexual violence SV is a serious problem that can have lasting, harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. The solutions are just as complex as the problem. In order to prevent SV, we must understand and address risk and protective factors at the individual, relational, community, and societal levels. This resource is available in English and Spanish pdf icon [17MB, 48 Pages, ] and can impact individual behaviors and the relationship, family, school, community, and societal factors that influence the risk and protective factors for violence.
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Sexual Harassment - Prevention of Sexual Harassment
Prevention of Sexual Harassment. The most effective weapon against sexual harassment is prevention. Harassment does not disappear on its own. In fact, it is more likely that when the problem is not addressed, the harassment will worsen and become more difficult to remedy as time goes on.
6. Ways to address sexual harassment
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Across the past three decades, organizations have built up their anti—sexual harassment policies and reporting mechanisms—as required by law—and sexual harassment remains pervasive across many places of work see the discussion in Chapter 2. This raises doubt about the effectiveness of these legally mandated mechanisms in eradicating sexual harassment.
However, while many companies now have internal human rights claim-resolution mechanisms, these procedures do not always replace a person's right to file a human rights claim with the HRTO, or to proceed in other ways. Employers, housing providers, educators and other responsible parties have a legal duty to prevent and remedy incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment. Organizations must develop and adopt in-house anti-sexual harassment policies and make sure that responsible parties are properly informed and educated about the nature, effects and cost of this type of behaviour. More and more collective agreements include specific clauses on preventing and resolving incidents of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.