Far too many women and girls experience sexual harassment and sexual violence at work or in school, with devastating impacts on their careers, education, and lives. More than one in five girls ages 14 to 18 are kissed or touched without their consent. But only 2% of girls ages 14 to 18 who experience sexual assault or harassment tell a school administrator or their parents. Studies show as many as 75% of women experience some form of sexual harassment at work, and there too, only a small percentage report the harassment because they fear that they will not be believed or that they will be retaliated against if they do so. Black women experience especially high rates of sexual harassment at work, filing harassment charges at nearly three times the rate of white, non-Hispanic women.
What the NWLC AF Is Doing:
The National Women’s Law Center Action Fund is fighting to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools and the workplace and to ensure that harassers and institutions that enable harassment are held accountable.