What we're about
It all started with a personal experience of (sexual) workplace harassment. The period of isolation in which the harassment took place and the emotional rollercoaster you suddenly find yourself within when you speak-up.
Creating awareness and providing education on how to achieve a workplace free from (sexual) harassment.
A healthy, respectful and sustainable work environment that is free from harassment.
About Workplace Harassment is an organization that helps you to understand and learn more about workplace harassment. AWH focuses its efforts in these key areas:
About Workplace Harassment increases the public and governmental awareness of issues involving sexual workplace harassment and the impact this has on the work environment.
About Workplace Harassment strives to achieve that the public and the government understand how to define, recognize and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and realize the importance to do so.
The unbelief about some of the reactions from society and what happens to you when you realize that a superior can keep his power because independent investigation seemed not to exist. Judges are powerless because of the lack of protection within the law. We wanted to break with this taboo and the silence, that’s why we shared this shocking story about sexual workplace harassment in a blog. Because of the enormous amount of reactions, we understood that we had to publish the process of workplace harassment in a book and called it ‘Spitting on Hans’ tosti. During this period we’ve learned, empowered and educated ourselves which has been rewarded with an invitation from the University of Aruba / Center for Livelong Learning (CLL). That first lecture at the University of Aruba empowered so many people, that it made us realize that we needed to use that personal experience, because that horrible personal experience made this lecture a success
and lets the society speak about (sexual) harassment in the workplace. It made employers think about the need to prevent their personnel from workplace harassment, this workshop toughens people so they can open their hearts for awareness and education. Now many lectures and workshops later we still use that real-life experience in our presentations, just to let people come very close -for a few minutes- in how workplace harassment really feels. To get their full attention and willingness to understand how harassment works and how harassment affects the workplace. Only then will people learn about how to define, recognize and prevent that destructive harassment. Besides Universities we nowadays present to human recourse managers, governments, labor unions, students and women rights organizations. We are proud of our results and the results that people achieve who have visited our presentations.
"Karin Bosman's lecture at the University of Aruba left a deep and lasting impression on the audience and gave sexual harassment a (new) face. She is a remarkable woman whose perseverance and dedication is changing the world bit by bit"
#Deborah van den Berg - Alexander / University of Aruba