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Webinar: Sexually harassed in health care – doubly vulnerable in a hard-hit sector

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Health care workers are crucial to the functioning of society. They work on the front line and meet a large number of people every day – colleagues, patients and their relatives. Research shows that sexual harassment is a big problem in the workplace. That includes health care. On March 2 these issues are highlighted in our webinar ‘Sexually harassed in health care – doubly vulnerable in a hard-hit sector’.

Many health care workers report that they have been subjected to sexual harassment at work. The ongoing pandemic has also starkly highlighted shortcomings in the health care sector’s working conditions, which is already a vulnerable sector. The Nordic countries have similarities and differences in how this sector is organised as well as in the format and design of measures and initiatives undertaken. Nordic Information on Gender, NIKK, and the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health, NIVA, invite you to the webinar Sexually harassed in health care – doubly vulnerable in a hard-hit sector on these highly topical issues.

NIKK is a cooperative body under the Nordic Council of Ministers, based at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg. Read more about the webinar on NIKK’s website.

Text: Susanna Young Håkansson

More on the webinar

Date: March 2, 10.00-11.30 (CET)

Register here: www.lyyti.fi/reg/sexuallyharassedinhealthcare

Panelists:
Lars Arrhenius
The Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen), Sweden

Bryndís Elfa Valdemarsdóttir
Equality adviser of Akureyri municipality and part of the Nordic co-operation project “Sexual harassment in municipal health- and care sector in Iceland, Norway and Sweden”, Iceland

Silje Naustvik
Vice President, The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (Norsk Sykepleierforbund), Norway

The conversation will be moderated by Fredrik Bondestam, Director of the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, PhD in Sociology specialising in research on sexual harassment.