Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Empire State

A new report released today maps current patterns of workplace sexual harassment and their impact in New York State .
Cover Report on Sexual Harassment
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Empire State: Past, Present, and a Possible Future

This report maps current patterns of workplace sexual harassment and their impact in New York State using data from the 2018 Empire State Poll, a statewide survey of New Yorkers conducted by the Cornell Survey Research Institute. In addition to sharing the survey findings, the report provides a broader frame for understanding how efforts to confront sexual and gender-based harassment and assault have evolved over time, and charts possible directions for future organizing, policy, and research in New York and beyond. It highlights the experiences of diverse survivors and their efforts to effect change in specific industries; black women’s leadership in propelling shifts in law and culture; and culture change work engaging men and women as allies. 

Download the full report here.

See press release here. 

Learn more about New York-based organizing, advocacy, and policy referenced in the report:

  • African American Policy Forum  Link
  • American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Right Project Link
  • Black Women’s Blueprint Link Link
  • CONNECT Link
  • National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Link Link
  • Girls for Gender Equity Link
  • Legal Momentum Link
  • New York-based domestic worker organizations Link Link Link
  • New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO Link
  • New York State Link
  • New York State Department of Labor Link
  • NYC Human Rights Link
  • Restaurant Opportunities Center- New York Link