Safe at Work? Global experiences of violence and harassment
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Violence and harassment at work, whether that’s physical, psychological, or sexual, remains an issue for many people globally.
This report explores individual experiences across countries and demographics around the world. It provides insight for regulators, businesses, governments, communities, and researchers to help them develop relevant policies to prevent harassment for millions of people during their working lives.
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The World Risk Poll reveals that 17% of people globally have experienced psychological harassment at work during their lifetime. Identified as the most common form of workplace abuse according to the data, people say they have experienced harassment through insults, threats, bullying or intimidation.
The World Risk Poll reveals that all five Nordic nations are among the top ten countries where the highest proportion of people reported experiencing violence and harassment at work.
While the World Risk Poll reveals that globally, men are fractionally more likely to report experience of violence and harassment at work than women, 22% vs. 20% respectively, it also shows that men and women have different experiences of violence and harassment in the workplace.
The World Risk Poll reveals that globally three in ten (30%) migrant women say they have experienced violence and harassment at work, compared with two in five women (21%) working in their country of birth.
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