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The Big Sleaze: stop gendered violence at work
WorkSafe need to take gendered violence seriously. We're calling on them to:
- Make prevention of gender based violence a priority
- Set up a hotline for reporting gendered violence at work
- Immediately set up a task force to investigate migrant farm workers who have experienced gender based violence at work
Why is this important?
"When I was 15, I was told there's good reason why the branding is across the chest and the crotch. When customers said disgusting things to me, the manager told me to 'take it as a compliment that customers think you're hot." -- Edie
WorkSafe is meant to be about the health and safety of all workers, and yet 60% of women workers reported having felt unsafe in their workplace, uncomfortable or at risk.
Gendered violence is the violence perpetuated against women because they are women. The violence includes behaviours such as intimidation, put downs and sexual innuendo, through to more visible acts such as sexual assault and rape. Gendered violence is an expression of power inequalities between men and women, resulting in physical, sexual, psychological and economic harm to women.
Gendered violence can cause serious physical and psychological harm to women workers, and it’s time for WorkSafe to take this hazard as seriously as any other risk.