Women who refuse to be sexually abused in the workplace are suffering in silence. #mentalhealthawareness
It is easier to report sexual harassment in the workplace than reporting victimization which comes as a result of refusing to be sexually abused by those in authority.We are not ready to talk about this , but waking up every day to face a monster in the workplace is one thing we all dread.
Women are suffering in silence because the job is their source of income , they are the bread winners and also what happens if they quit? It is concerning to see women suffer in silence because the victimizers and abusers are the ones in authority.
Workplaces are creating a safe haven for perpetrators, who are able to avoid punishment, but victims especially women are left feeling confused and unsupported, often leading to disengagement from work.
Did you know that victimization can cause negative impact on an employee’s health. It can be a cause of stress-related illnesses, such as headaches, ulcers, and insomnia. In severe cases, victimization can even lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you think that someone you work with might be suffering victimization because they refused to be sexually abused at work, there are several things you can do to support them. Listen without judgment, provide emotional support, and connect them with resources if necessary.
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