Surveys have been conducted by a variety of actors to estimate the proportion of individuals who have experienced harassment in the workplace, “but in developing countries, although harassment is recognized as a grave problem,” most information comes from anecdotal research and the true magnitude of the problem is not known or well documented. The manner in which surveys are conducted can also vary significantly by country and results can differ depending on which questions, and how many, are asked.
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Violence, Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace (2004) (PDF).
From Sexual Harassment Charges EEOC & FEPAs Combined: FY 1992-FY 1996 and Sexual Harassment Charges EEOC & FEPAs Combined: FY 1997-FY 2006.
Other Regions International, Regional and National Developments in the Area of Violence Against Women 1994-2003, Addendum 1 to the 2003 Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, E/CN.4/2003/75/Add.1 (Feb.
Youth may not be equipped with the necessary skills to develop and maintain healthy relationships, and may not know how to break up in an appropriate way when necessary.Maintaining open lines of communication may help them form healthy relationships and recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships, thus preventing the violence before it starts.It is difficult to quantify the experience of sexual harassment in the workplace because (1) there is no universal definition of what constitutes sexual harassment, (2) men and women have varying perceptions of what sexual harassment means and (3) many victims of sexual harassment are reluctant to report their experiences.Respect for both oneself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships.In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one partner tries to exert control and power over the other physically, sexually, and/or emotionally.Additionally, as noted by the Secretary General of the United Nations: “The main source of information on sexual harassment in the workplace in most countries is the labour ministry or the national office that processes complaints against employers.In countries where there is no legislation to address sexual harassment, there are virtually no records on its extent.” From Report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, In-depth Study on all Forms of Violence Against Women 68 (July 2006).Sociometer, an independent sociological center, recently conducted a public opinion poll on sexual harassment in .The poll concluded that 78 percent of Armenian women consider themselves subject to violence and sexual harassment.The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions has concluded that "sexual harassment represents a substantial problem in most [Western] European countries." In a summary of two studies of sexual harassment completed in 1998 covering 16 Western European countries, the European Union concluded the following: From European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Preventing Violence and Harassment in the Workplace (2003) (PDF, 109 pages); Sexual harassment in the workplace in the European Union, European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs (1998) (PDF, 243 pages).International, Regional and National Developments in the Area of Violence Against Women 1994-2003, Addendum 1 to the 2003 Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, E/CN.4/2003/75/Add.1 (Feb.