Sexual assault and harassment are pervasive issues in the United States, impacting people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, professions, and ages. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), one in two women and one in five men will experience some form of violent sexual contact in their lifetime. Sexual assault and related crimes like sexual harassment and rape are often not reported. While the COVID-19 global pandemic has shut down many businesses and schools or forced people to work from home, the threat of sexual assault and harassment still exists and the trauma of prior assaults and incidents is still felt. In fact, some employees may be at a higher risk for sexual assault if they are now staying in their home all day with an abuser. Also, there is an increased risk of sexual harassment as employees are increasingly online or on social media and can face digital sexual harassment. LiveSafe can help victims of sexual violence report the incident, anonymously if they choose, and ensure the important information gets to the right people who can respond appropriately.
Use this Toolkit to increase your organization’s safety and reduce the risk of sexual violence to your workforce.
SAFETY TOOLS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT
|Sexual Assault Awareness Infographic provides important information regarding sexual assault in the US.||Share this infographic on social media or post on a company website to build awareness of the threat of sexual assault in the US. Although your workforce may not be in the office, the need for these resources remains.|
|Sexual Assault and Reporting Podcast discusses the prevelance and impact of sexual assault and awareness in the workplace.||Listen to and share the Sexual Assault and Reporting Prevention Podcast, and discuss your organization’s current policies and procedures for sexual assault and harassment.|
|Sexual Assault Reporting White Paper discusses the costly mistakes of ignoring sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.||Read and share the Sexual Assault Reporting White Paper, and identify how your company can do more to protect its people from workplace sexual violence. Does your organization need to do anything now to better protect employees from sexual violence and harassment with employees working remotely?|
|Stand Up Against Sexual Violence and Harassment Infographic visualizes the eye-opening statistics about sexual violence and harassment in our communities.||Share the infographic via email or on your company website to build awareness around these issues and resources available to help employees and staff who are victims of sexual violence and harassment.|
Protect your Employees with LiveSafe
- Share information with employees about how LiveSafe can be used to report incidents of sexual assault and harassment. Even if employees are working from home, they can report incidents of sexual violence, sexual harassment, cyber bullying, etc.
- Emphasize anonymity with reporting tips on sensitive issues like sexual assault. Support and resources can still be provided to individuals who report a tip anonymously.
- Include any sexual assault policies or procedures and important contact information, i.e. Security, Health Resources, Legal, Business Support Groups, etc. in the Resources section of LiveSafe Mobile App. Uploading policies or resources to LiveSafe’s Resource section can improve the accessibility of important documents for employees when they are not in the office.