Sexual harassment at the workplace – Slovak National Centre for Human Rights
On November 13, the National Institute for Human Rights participated in the online seminar Sexual Harassment at the Workplace – Research and Data Use: Good Practice Shared by NHRIs and Equality Bodies, organized by the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights in close collaboration with the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI).
Representatives of NHRIs and EQUINET focused on the importance of quantitative research on the phenomenon of sexual harassment, the collection of reliable statistical data and their use in research and reporting to European and international human rights mechanisms. Analysts, researchers, lawyers, legal experts, campaigners, advocacy experts and human rights activists shared their experience in the field.
Slovak National Centre for Human Rights, with the support of ENNHRI Small grants programme, has presented its quantitative research on sexual harassment at the workplaces in healthcare sector in Slovakia.
The Slovak Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions aimed to provide participants with the opportunity to compare available data and strategies and to use such common expertise in their work at the national level. A guest speaker, from the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, shared experience from their recent research studies and data usage. As a result, participants of the webinar were offered an opportunity to compare available data and strategies among NHRIs and employ shared expertise in their own work.
In the context of best practices exchange, the Romanian Institute for Human Rights presented during the event the publication “Practical guide on moral harassment at the workplace“ – result of the RIHR – ANES joint campaign to combat this phenomenon. The guide is addressed both to the victims of harassment and to organizations whose employees have faced such cases.