Sexual harassment at workplace - Legal and policy challenges in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Authors/editor(s): Dace Kavasa, founder Evolve Ltd, Latvia with assistance of Gundega Rupenheite, Latvia

This report is based on the accessible of open source research and information on sexual harassment in the workplace in Kazakhstan and includes reflection on causes and forms; societal perceptions and attitudes to the problems of sexual harassment; review of existing national laws and available statistics. The legal gaps analysis includes review of laws and implementation mechanisms on prevention and protection from sexual harassment in the workplace, provision of examples of international practices in this area. Adapting the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights approach of protect, respect, remedy – considerable part of the report focuses on the responsibilities and opportunities for action for enterprises and employers.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Kazakhstan

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Sexual harassment; Laws, legislation

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2017

Number of pages: 32

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)