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Workplaces Respond | Workplace Toolkit

This resource center has tools for employers to develop comprehensive programs so your workplace can both prevent and respond to domestic and sexual violence, and stalking. These include suggested policies, guides on how to identify GBV, and more. Workplaces Respond,

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: A Continuing Danger

This expert commentary by James N. Madero, from Violence Prevention International, details the necessary responses and procedures for employers to address domestic violence in the workplace. It suggests a team approach and introducing security measures for affected employees.

Assaulted and Unheard: Violence Against Healthcare Staff
Journal

“Healthcare workers regularly face the risk of violent physical, sexual, and verbal assault from their patients. To explore this phenomenon, a collaborative descriptive qualitative study was undertaken by university-affiliated researchers and a union council representing registered practical nurses, personal support

Women, Work, and Harassment
Factsheet

This infographic features statistics from 2009 surveys, conducted by ASISTA, regarding workplace violence at meatpacking plants in Iowa. The majority of the women interviewed reported that colleagues or bosses commented on their bodies, experienced at least one form of sexual

Female Workers Face Rape, Harassment in US Agriculture Industry
Report

The Center for Investigative Reporting discusses the power imbalance in the agricultural industry through United States-focused cases. Female agricultural workers tell their personal stories of sexual harassment at the hands of supervisors and employers. Deterrents to justice are the recurrence

Farmworker Sexual Violence Facts
Factsheet

The Community Alliance for Global Justice provides statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center on agricultural workers in the United States. These illustrate the gender disparity in the industry and the pervasiveness of sexual violence in the workplace.