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Women’s Project

“When migrant women rise, we all rise” Identify, prevent and stamp out sexual harassment at work.

Sexual harassment at work is a form of violence and can take many forms.
Sexual harassment is about power.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, as recognised within the Equality Act 2010.

If you identify as a woman, are young, with disabilities, black or brown, from the LGBTQI community, a migrant woman and/or in precarious work, you are more likely to experience sexual harassment at work.

UVW members work in the “the three key feminised sectors of London’s manual labour: cleaning, hospitality, and domestic work”,  where labour rights violations, including sexual harassment, are prevalent according to a study by LAWRS.

We are working with our members to remove the barriers that prevent women from speaking out, reporting their abusers and seeking support. We are fighting hard to ensure bosses have a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment too. We do this by;

  • Offering rights training – to help UVW members, men and women, identify sexual harassment, how to report abusers and speak out
  • Seeking legal redress – we fight alongside our members in the courts and in the workplace for compensation and policy change
  • Peer to peer support – we run confidential, support groups for members
  • Counselling and psychotherapy – we refer members for therapy
  • Community events – we learn, celebrate and eat together.
  • Language barriers – we offering English language classes for all levels.

THE PROJECT
In partnership with our sister union, IWGB and women rights organisation, LAWRS, this ROSA funded project aims to prevent and stamp out sexual harassment by:

  • Encouraging the active participation of members, that identify as women, in all union-run events
  • Building capacity, through the training women and men, to identify, prevent and deal with sexual harassment at work.
  • Supporting the empowerment of women workers to lead, represent and organise their workplaces
  • Condemning gaslighting and believing all women.

GET INVOLVED

If you feel you are being harassed, victimised, bullied or discriminated at work contact us today!

CONTACT

womensofficer@uvwunion.org.uk


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