16 Days Campaign Day 7
Harassment and Violence in the Work Place
“I work in an office. The good days are those when other employees ask you if you’re single and why “a pretty girl like you should be alone”. The not so good days are the ones where they feel free to touch you, a hand on your arm, an unwanted hug, a pat on the bum.” (Irish Independent Nov.4, 2017)
Women and men experience violence and harassment in the world of work, but unequal status and power relations in society and at work often result in women being far more exposed to such treatment.