(MENAFN) At least one in five people (almost 23 percent) in employment have witnessed violence and harassment at work, whether physical, psychological, or sexual, according to a new report.
The report, the first of its type, was carried out mutually by the International Labor Organization (ILO), Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), and Gallup.
It added that violence and harassment in the workplace were most prevalent in the Americas, followed by Africa.
“It’s painful to learn that people face violence and harassment not just once but multiple times in their working lives,” on the words of Manuela Tomei, ILO assistant director-general for governance, rights, and dialogue, at a press conference.
“Psychological violence and harassment are the most prevalent across countries, and women are particularly exposed to sexual violence and harassment,” Tomei also said.
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