Sexual harassment is prevalent across the world and negatively affects women’s employment, including women’s workplace attendance and productivity, income, job retention and advancement, and career trajectory. Workplace sexual harassment also negatively affects entire workgroup productivity and has significant costs on firms and economies. This solutions-oriented webinar will explore the broader economic costs of sexual harassment in the world of work. Experts from the ILO, Solidarity Center, and World Bank will highlight practical approaches to promote respectful workplaces and prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace. The webinar will also explore the practical implications of the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the Workplace that was adopted in 2019 and examine how the COVID-19 crisis can impact sexual harassment behaviors and responses around the world.
- Lis Meyers, Principal Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion
- Manuela Tomei, Director of Conditions of Work and Equality Department
International Labour Organization (ILO)
- Robin Runge, Co-Director of the Equality and Inclusion Department
- Trang Nguyen, Independent Consultant, formerly Manager for Outreach and Training in Ethics and Values, World Bank Group