ON ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT
IN AN INGO
Creating a unique, victim-centered & participatory digital learning campaign to drive mindset & behaviour changes for leaders & employees
International NGO based in Vietnam
The international NGO based in Vietnam is well known for its meaningful development work to promote women's rights, including rights to work in harassment-free environments. However they struggle with a solution to fully engage their company partners who might enable harassment-prone working environments without knowing about their risks.
Although 87% of employees did not find signs of sexual harassment in their INGO, they confused about how to identify harassment behaviours, how to apply discretionary actions on the identified misbehaviors & how to sustainably prevent harassment at work.
The challenge for the iNGO was a policy solution that could fill the gap between top leaders & professional employees (supporting staff) during the early stages of policy development and help shape the behaviors needed in times of change. What’s more, the solution had to be in sync with the existing international HR/OD policies which seem to be complicated & far-reaching for potential victims who are at the lowest steps of career ladders in the iNGO.
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After 02 training workshops between RVN & 40 employees, the iNGO leaders decided to test Weatwork ASHW+ in their own workplace & for their own employees. The ultimate goal is to make the business case of Weatwork ASHW+ for themself and later for their company partners who take part of their anti-sexual harassment campaigns.
The following deliverables are expected:
Identify gaps & propose solutions to fill gaps between the existing HR/OD* policies & the emerging (inter)national laws/standards on sexual harassment
Develop Roadmap & Action Plan for ASHW+ (Anti-Sexual Harassment in relation to other Workplace practices) to avoid power abuse & unhealthy working environments as "quid pro quo" in sexual harassment;
Propose a Working Mechanism & Incentive Plan for 05-10 ASHW+ Ambassadors voted by iNGO employees to deliver the Roadmap & Action Plan;
Together with ASHW+ Ambassadors develop the ASHW+ Policy Manual* for internal application & dissemination within iNGO
*HR/OD - Human Resources & Organisational Development
*Policy Manual - Policy Manual made of infographics & presented in a landing page for conflict - free & cost-effective reference & application
Since launch, 70% of iNGO employees got access to WEATWORK ASHW+ platform with active participation:
70% of employees' opinions about ASHW+ recorded on RVN forum reaching consensus on 10 most important & controversial issues with regard to sexual harassment at workplaces
5/7 selected ASHW+ ambassadors actively participating into the development of ASHW+ policy in the iNGO
80% agreed contents integrated into ASHW+ Policy Manual made of infographics (hard copy & web-based landing page)
Leaders & professional managers/employees took part in completing the Manual in their own languages
Leaders' commitments for supporting staff & development partners to get full access to ASHW+ platform with their voices to be heard in any circumstances are made post-Covid19
Leaders' decisions to transform the ASHW+ policy into the bigger premier of HR/OD with the motto "Making Org. become a safe & sound world of work for all"