Make Meetings Safe and Welcoming for All
Stop Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment
Most reasonable people would agree that in every professional setting, including meetings, conferences, and trade shows, all participants have the right to be free from unwelcome or unwanted attention and behavior. The truth is that some attendees believe that at meetings the usual rules governing workplace conduct can be safely ignored. Reports of sexual and gender-based harassment at meetings have included everything from catcalling, sexual comments, and other forms of verbal harassment to stalking, groping, and physical assault. The targets of meeting harassment rarely report it, often because they are unaware of how or to whom to report it, and are fearful of what will happen if they do.