Our Commitments

to End Sexual Harassment & Violence in the Workplace

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  • A Better Balance
  • A Better Balance pledges to continue advocating for a harassment-free workplace for all workers, especially those in low-wage and male-dominated industries. Sexual harassment is not only an issue of gender justice but also one of economic and racial justice. The law can and must do more to combat sexual harassment as well as the myriad forms of discrimination workers face in the workplace from pregnancy discrimination to unequal pay to unfair scheduling. A Better Balance is committed to pushing the law forward every step of the way.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 2,000,000
  • BetterBrave
  • BetterBrave is a nonprofit dedicated to combating sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. We commit to empowering workers (survivors and allies) with the right resources and tools to prevent and take action against workplace sexual harassment.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 1,000,000
  • Worksafe
  • Worksafe is committed to preventing sexual harassment and assault in the workplace before it happens. By 2020, we will have successfully implemented AB 1978 and supported Labor and other organizations in building up promotora capacity. Additionally, we will have successfully advocated for strong worker-centered regulatory language for Cal/OSHA's workplace violence prevention general industry standard.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 40,000
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers
  • The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is committed to eradicating sexual harassment and assault by implementing and expanding the Fair Food Program in U.S. agriculture. We will continue to educate workers on their rights, and animate workers to join the Fair Food movement to raise public consciousness and expand the FFP's protections to workers in as many more states, and more crops, as possible. By 2020, in partnership with consumers, buyers and growers, we commit to expansion of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility model, a proven strategy for combating forced labor and sexual harassment and assault that have long plagued U.S. agriculture.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 100,000
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  • We envision a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are treated with dignity and respect and have full autonomy over their own bodies and sexual expression. Through collaboration, prevention strategies, and research-based resources, we are making the world safer and healthier. We can prevent sexual violence when we simultaneously address the needs of those who have been victimized; treat, manage, and successfully reintegrate individuals who sexually offend; and build the capacity of individuals, groups, and communities to prevent sexual violence before it occurs. We pledge to support survivors and advocates do this important work.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 1,000,000
  • Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley
  • The Labor Occupational Health Program at UC Berkeley commits to creating worker-centered training focused on prevention of sexual violence and promoting a culture of safety and respect for janitorial workers and supervisors. We commit to building the capacity of worker leaders and staff to conduct training and support workers. In addition, we will continue to address sexual violence through research, policy, education, and worker leadership in partnership with the Ya Basta Coalition, the National Coalition of Occupational Safety and Health, and other organizations.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 500
  • Raliance
  • Raliance knows we can end sexual violence in one generation – that includes creating safer workplaces free of harassment, misconduct and abuse. We pledge to work with cutting-edge organizations that are interested in improving their organizational cultures to be safe and free from sexual harassment, misconduct and other disrespectful behaviors. We work with leadership teams to cultivate a workplace culture that values respect and safety through policy review and implementation, leading by example, addressing minor infractions, and finding other ways to signal that sexual harassment and misconduct will not be tolerated.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 1,000,000
  • Protect Our Defenders
  • Protect Our Defenders seeks to eliminate misogyny, sexual assault, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliatory behavior in our nation’s military. We will focus on protecting the rights and supporting the lives of veterans, service members, their families and affected civilians. We will fill the void by providing a safe space for survivors of military sexual assault and harassment to get help, build community and affect change. Through grassroots mobilization, public education, legal services, research and analysis, and policy reform we will ensure those who serve and their families are afforded a safe and respectful environment free from harassment and abuse.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 5,000,000
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • The National Partnership for Women & Families is committed to developing and advancing policy solutions to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment, including specific solutions for the most vulnerable and undervalued workers, many of whom are not protected by current federal law. We will promote improvements in federal policy, and support state and local advocates and activists. We will educate employers and encourage them to adopt best practices. We commit to producing educational resources for workers and policy analysis about how sexual harassment is connected to and compounded by other barriers and forms of discrimination women face in the workplace.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 500,000
  • TIME’S UP
  • TIME’S UP is committed to creating a world that insists on safe, fair and dignified work for women of all kinds. Through the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, we are committed to providing subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment and retaliation in any industry. Our commitment to this effort is unwavering and we will continue to use our collective muscle in service of, in support of and in partnership with women of all kinds as they work to earn a living.
  • National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH)
  • National COSH is committed to engaging workers as leaders in impacting workplaces to ensure that workers can earn their living safely, with respect and free from harassment. Through #OurTurn, the Sexual Harassment Action Network, National COSH will expand our network of worker leaders, labor, community and academic partners. Together we will bolster workplace and policy campaigns; serve as a clearinghouse for resources to build worker capacity; and foster leadership and participatory research.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 500,000
  • YWCA USA
  • Poor women and women of color are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment, abuse, and economic disparity in a society where their experiences are too often overlooked, ignored, and marginalized. To truly address our country’s pervasive and insidious culture of gender-based violence and misogyny, YWCA will continue to center the experiences and voices of women and girls of color in critical policy discussions, to both define the solutions and drive the change that is needed. Accountability for abusers is imperative. Until that day comes, YWCA will continue to support survivors, call for justice, and work to empower women in our policy advocacy and in the daily work that we do to support survivors of violence, women in the workforce, and all women and girls.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 2,300,000
  • Women's Media Center
  • The Women’s Media Center is an inclusive, feminist organization that works to make women visible and powerful in media. We pledge to research women’s representation in media – and hold media accountable when diverse women’s voices are missing; to research sexual harassment and assault reporting and the #TimesUp/#MeToo movements; to train women leaders who fight sexual harassment and sexual assault to effectively communicate to media; to promote experts on sexual assault and harassment to major outlets; and to conceive, assign, and publish stories by diverse writers about sexual harassment and assault in all communities, especially those that are marginalized.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 1,000,000
  • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is dedicated to bringing a trauma-informed approach to respond to and prevent sexual violence in the workplace through centering the expertise and voice of the most vulnerable workers, and building tools to empower workplaces to end sexual violence.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 500,000
  • Criterion Institute
  • Criterion Institute has committed to focus one third of our resources over the next five years to leveraging the power of financial systems to address gender-based violence. Working with investors, philanthropists and diverse social change makers we’ve developed an approach that consists of: - Building a global coalition of investors and aggregating US$1 trillion in intent to invest to address gender-based violence - Engaging 1,000 individuals and 100 organizations with gender-based violence expertise to design informed strategies cognizant of unintended consequences - Encouraging asset managers to respond to demand for investment options that address gender-based violence, with a goal of moving US$10 billion
  • The Ya Basta! Coalition
  • The Ya Basta! Coalition is comprised of anti-violence advocates, union leaders, worker advocates and women worker leaders to advance the workplace safety and dignity of women and other workers vulnerable to experiencing sexual violence and harassment in the janitorial industry in California, and improve conditions for all workers. Coalition members include Equal Rights Advocates, CALCASA, Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund, Worksafe, SEIU-USWW, UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program, Futures Without Violence, and janitor worker women leaders or promotoras.Together, we are committed to raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace. We are building industry-specific responses alongside worker leaders. And we are developing and practicing a model for collaboration and worker-community engagement that we hope impacts other industries and regions.
  • Futures Without Violence
  • Futures Without Violence commits to building and promoting policies, practices, and solutions to shift workplace culture to one of support, respect, dignity, and equity for all workers. We will continue to lift up and support survivor-led and worker-led solutions to address sexual harassment and violence in the workplace, and empower workers to lead efforts to change the culture in the industries in which they work. We will bring together and work in coalitions to build survivor and worker-informed promising practices to end sexual violence in the workplace. We will soon release a guide for the everyday activist to engage their workplaces and communities with effective strategies to bring about change. We will also continue to work with employers, providing policies and guidance to create workspaces that promote respect, dignity, and safety for all.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 10,000,000
  • Monica Ramirez on behalf of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
  • Alianza Nacional de Campesinas commits to working in partnership with allies across sectors and industries to eliminate workplace sexual violence and all forms of discrimination. We will push to guarantee that workers receive the necessary protections under the law, and that perpetrators and employers are held accountable. We will continue to promote worker-led initiatives and organizing. We will monitor the institutions that were created to serve victims and survivors to be sure that they truly work for everyone. We will do all that is in our power so that all workers can live and work with dignity under safe conditions.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 1,000,000
  • Alicia Garza, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • The National Domestic Workers Alliance commits to ensuring dignity and respect, on the job and in our communities, for the people who care for those we care for the most. We commit to fighting for a federal domestic worker bill of rights, with robust protections against sexual harassment and assault. We commit to building domestic worker power so that we ca change laws and change culture in this country. And we commit to building a movement that joins our workplaces together, across industry, so that no woman is ever unsafe trying to make a life for herself and her family.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 2,000,000
  • United Way
  • We will educate ourselves and our partners on trauma-informed practices, and develop mechanisms to implement those practices. We pledge to hold ourselves accountable and hold our partners accountable on fully implementing practices that lead to safe, violence-free workplaces. We pledge to move beyond a code-of-conduct approach and do the hard work that it takes to change culture, especially those rooted in patriarchal values.
  • Healing to Action
  • Healing to Action is committed to building a worker-led movement to end gender-based violence. This year, we are launching a grassroots, trauma-informed organizing program bringing together Chicago workers from across industries and cultural backgrounds to heal together, learn skills to reach marginalized survivors in their communities, and develop powerful solutions to prevent gender-based violence from happening in the first place.
  • Estimated number of people affected: 1,500,000