Sexual Harassment Policy
ASDPN International is committed to providing for her members and members of the communities. We engage workplace that is free from all forms of sexual harassment. Our sexual harassment policy focuses on protecting men and women in our organization and the communities we engage from unwanted sexual advances and gives guidance to report incidents. Cognizant of the historic November 2018 resolution adopted by the third Committee of the UN General Assembly on sexual harassment justifying the illegality of the act under international law, our leadership has thus unequivocally committed to fight harassment and reinforce mechanisms and procedures to prevent and address it. This includes enhancing grievance channels at all levels of the organization and supporting victims and whistle-blowers. Therefore when ASDPN International determines that an allegation of sexual harassment is credible, it will take prompt and appropriate corrective action. The integrity of our organization is upheld by the conduct of each member, in any location, with full respect of the communities we serve.
What is Sexual Harassment?
It is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This may take the following forms:
For extreme cases like sexual assault, ASDPN International will support any member of the network or from the communities we work with who desires to press charges against the offender.
The OEC can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All ASDPN International members are required to comply with this policy. Members are required to behave professionally and exercise good judgment in work-related relationships, whether with fellow members, partners or members of the public with whom they come in to contact in the course of official duties. Further, all members are expected to take appropriate measures to prevent sexual harassment. Unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature should be stopped before it becomes severe or pervasive and rises to violation of law.