UK Parliament works in Westminster, one in every five victims of sexual harassment. Such information has emerged in a report from the parliament of the country. The allegations of rape, which are against the politicians of the country, have raised the issue more strongly.
A report by the United Nations Parliamentary Standing Committee shows that the information was released by the Independent.
Recently, allegations of sexual harassment were raised against the members of the parliament. In view of this complaint, the British Prime Minister Theresa has ordered the investigation of the cases of persecution in parliament to form an Inter-State Working Group and to prevent sexual harassment in May. After this, the report was made based on the information received from the investigation conducted by the members of the parliament. Interviews of all types of workers working in Parliament are searched. Andrew Leedsman, the leader of the Parliament House of Commons of the United Kingdom, released the report on Thursday.
The report was published by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, about the release of sexual harassment cases and the centenary of women’s right to vote in the United Kingdom parliament.
To prevent sexual harassment, it has been recommended to create a new independent complaint procedure for Westminster employees. Talks with 1,377 parliamentarians from the parliament to search
One source of parliament members related to the report said, “There can be criticism about whether or not the new method will succeed.” But it will change culture and those who work in parliament will be able to move forward without risking their future career.
The report also said that not only sexual harassment, 39 percent of the parliament’s workers spoke of torture and harassment at the workplace. Of these workers, 45 percent of the women and 35 percent of the male. In order to ensure that the new procedures are made for the victims, so that the victims can easily inform their authorities concerned, it has been asked to formulate a new human resource policy for recruitment of staff for the members of parliament. At present workers are appointed directly by politicians. So it is difficult for them to make any kind of complaint against the authority. In the report, an independent parliamentary commission has been constituted to recommend the strict prohibition against the guilty person and to make the final decision regarding the incident.
Last year, Britain’s Defense Minister Sir Michael Fallon resigned as an abusive sexual behavior. Apart from this, parliament member Stephen Crab, Chris Pinser, Daniel Kasszinsky also had to stand up to coercion with co-workers for abusive sexual behavior. The ruling Conservative Party has also started investigating against them. They also excluded from the new discipline panel of the party.
Leadmom said about the report, ‘This is an unforgettable day for parliament and politics. The new independent process will be created, with which we want to make Parliament a world’s best parliament.
The report also mentions the hashtag mee-toe (#MeToo) movement launched in social media against sexual assault and harassment.