“This isn’t something that’s gone away”: Workplace sexual harassment victims’ group seeks continued funding, greater awareness

About 75 per cent of those who report sexual harassment face retaliation.

Why It Matters

The limelight may have faded, but the importance of the #MeToo movement hasn't. However, without adequate funding, programs designed to support sexual harassment survivors won't last.

An organization supporting victims of workplace sexual harassment says they’re in danger of losing vital funding as public attention shifts away from the #MeToo movement.

“This isn’t something that’s gone away,” said Kate Cornell, an advisor with Aftermetoo, an organization offering survivors of workplace sexual harassment legal resources via a digital platform. 

“Researchers describe repeated workplace sexual harassment as a major scarring event, equivalent to being incarcerated or sustaining a major injury.”

Despite the fact that workplace sexual harassment continues to be a serious, if under-reported, problem in Canada, Cornell said funding for the program is scheduled to end in March of next year.

Created in partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation

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