Sexual harassment affects women more than men and is recognized as a form of sex discrimination. The segregation of women in jobs at the lower level of the occupational hierarchy tends to render them more vulnerable to this form of discrimination. Victims often suffer grave consequences, including stress-induced health problems, a deterioration in their work performance, the disturbance of their emotional life and even loss of their jobs. In many instances legal remedies do not exist or are inadequate.
ILO produces guidelines in response to sexual harassment and advises on polices, regulations and programmes designed to counter it.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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