Safety and Health at Work: A study of cases of sexual harassment at the workplace in Kosovo in the public and private sector
Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a persistent issue globally and despite widespread efforts to prevent and address it, many individuals continue to experience sexual harassment, which can have a devastating impact on their professional and personal lives.
This survey conducted in Kosovo1 in December 2022 and published in April 2023, provides insight data on general occupational safety and health and focuses on the cases of sexual harassment at the workplace in Kosovo including both, public and private sectors. It examines the cases of sexual harassment at the workplace and tries to provide data on the issue by assessing how much respondents know about sexual harassment in the workplace, if they experienced it and if it was reported and if not, it lists the main reasons for not reporting.
The report also provides specific recommendations for different relevant institutions – duty-bearers – in establishing and maintaining reporting mechanisms and develop preventative policies.
The study was conducted within the framework of the labour rights campaign “A decent job for a dignified life,” under the leadership of the Ministry of Finance, Labour and Transfers of Kosovo with support of the Embassy of Sweden in Prishtina. Implementing partners of the campaign are Labour Inspectorate, Tax Administration of Kosovo, International Labour Organization, UN Women, Community Development Fund, Kosovar Stability Initiative, Center for Policies and Avocation and LENS.
1 For the European Union, this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. For UN Women, references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).