On 3 April 2023 we held a presentation for the project “Safe At Work” on which we are partners.
The “Safe at Work” project is implemented within the framework of the Active citizens fund program*, with ActionAid Hellas as the implementing body and the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences Research Committee, Women On Top, the Human Resources Management Association of Greece, and DATAWO.
The event took place at the Youth Hub of ActionAid, 7 Navarinou Square and was organised by the ActionAid Hellas, in collaboration with the organization Women On Top and us, DATAWO. The event dedicated to the prevention and combating of sexual harassment in the workplace. Aiming at information, but mainly at interaction between attendees, data from ActionAid Hellas’ latest survey “Opinions and attitudes of men towards sexual harassment at work” was presented, while we discussed the legal framework of sexual harassment in the world of (tele) work, and we focused on providing the service of free legal advice through the “Speak Out” platform.
The discussion panel was attended by Anthi Argyriou and Anastasia Karagiannis co-founders of DATAWO, lawyers Zefi Lavdiotis (from ActionAid Hellas), Anna Papanikolaou and Vangelis Angelopoulos (from Women on Top) representatives of the legal service Speak Out, and Stella Elmatzoglou, coordinator of the program “Safe at Work”. For our part, we briefly described the legal framework that is implemented in cases of sexual harassment in the digital workplace, while we presented the forms that this kind of sexual harassment can take in digital working environments. Last but not least, we also strengthened the role that digital technologies play in working environments being increasingly developed, as well as their impact on human rights.
The purpose of the event was the exchange of information and experiences, as well as the discussion of possible synergies for the wide information and awareness regarding the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. The event was addressed to civil society organisations, women’s counseling centers, informal groups that deal with the rights of women, and any other person who would be interested in being informed and actively involved in the topic of prevention and combat of sexual harassment in the workplace. Because no woman is alone and no woman should be alone!
*The Active citizens fund program, amounting to €13.5 million, is financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims to strengthen and strengthen the sustainability of civil society and to highlight its role in promoting democratic processes, strengthening citizens’ participation in society and defending human rights. The management of the grant of the Active citizens fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodosaki Foundation and SolidarityNow. Read more here: www.activecitizensfund.gr.