Sexual Harassment in the Worplace
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Sexual Violence is a social problem that we need to address everyday.
Until the age of 12, boys and girls are abused in a ratio of 1:6.
After the age of 12, girls and women are abused in a ratio of 1:3; boys and men are abused in a ration of 1:7.
In 87% of abuse cases the abuser is known to the survivor.
Approx. 65% of abuse cases took place when the victims were minors.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, in 2012, 40% of women have reported incidents of sexual harassment at the workplace.
The Israel law preventing Sexual harassment was enacted in 1998 aiming to create change Social by avoid prejudicing the freedom and privacy of the individual, and promoting equality between the sexes. The law imposes responsibility upon the employer to create a pleasant atmosphere and work environment free of sexual harassment, and recognizes that creating such an environment is the employers' responsiblity.
For many years, the JRCC has been engaged in advocacy to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, and increase awareness among different groups. From our experience in working with organizations we believe the process of educating about sexual harassment and its prevention in the workplace starts with the managing level and them forming a complete understanding of the Laws' definitions and their duties as employers toward their employees.
The JRCC provides workplaces with two main services:
Workshops and Lectures for employees
We hold a range of workshops and lectures for employees in the workplace. Lectures and workshops allow familiarity with this phenomenon, as well as the law against sexual harassment, and the options available to a woman or a man experiencing harassment in the workplace.
Workshops and Lectures for the managing level
These workshops are conducted in small groups, allowing a thorough learning process of the law with special emphasis on conduct within the framework of a relationship of authority and duties of the employer. The workshops provide managers with practical tools for creating a safe work environment as well as the definition of what an employer is bound to do or not do under the law when receiving information about harassment in the workplace.
If you are interested in our services, please reach out to us by e-mail: and we will get back to you as soon as possible.