============================= BACKGROUND =============================
A random survey conducted by AWARE in 2007-2008 revealed that more than half of 500 people surveyed had experienced some form of workplace sexual harassment.
It is a significant problem, but it continues to remain largely invisible, shrouded in stigma, shame and fear of retaliation.
This lack of protection is harmful to both individuals and companies. Victims suffer in silence or leave their jobs when the situation becomes intolerable. Perpetrators enjoy impunity. In companies, workplace sexual harassment erodes morale, trust, and productivity.
Because victims have no recourse to any kind of legal sanction, many incidents of workplace sexual harassment do not get reported, resulting in the general impression that it is not a common or serious problem. But it is.
============================= THE PETITION =============================
We, the undersigned, call upon:
b) All companies to establish policies and procedures and to provide training to deal with workplace sexual harassment.
If you are Singaporean, or you live or work in Singapore, add your voice to our call for the State and employers to take steps to protect workers from sexual harassment. Sign this petition!
For more information on the campaign and workplace sexual harassment, visit shout.org.sg.