Through its gender equality cooperation, the Nordic Council of Ministers initiated a research-based pilot study to highlight gaps in knowledge on sexual harassment in working life, and to draw up proposals on the action to be taken. NIKK was tasked with carrying out the pilot study, which was completed in May 2020.
The Nordic Ministers for Gender Equality have also decided to fund a Nordic research initiative which, based on the proposals from the pilot study, will contribute towards increasing knowledge of sexual harassment in working life and will form the basis for future initiatives to combat sexual harassment. There is an obvious need within the Nordic region for greater knowledge about gender-based vulnerability in working life and sustainable ways to tackle the problem. Investigations and mappings have previously been initiated in the individual countries, but there was no joint Nordic overview.
The aims of the assignment were threefold:
The project has resulted in the publication Sexually harassed at work: An overview of the research in the Nordic countries and a presentation of how a three-year research programme should be structured. Read more about the Nordic research funding initiative on sexual harassment at work here.
Nordic Council of Ministers
Susanna Young Håkansson
500 000 DKK