Greenpeace actions taken against sexual harassment

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Eucalyptus plant taking root on sand dunes near Lompoul. Some days ago, a former staffer of Greenpeace India wrote a blog post about the sexual harassment she faced in October while working at the organisation. In November , another Greenpeace staffer had been subjected to an inappropriate sexual proposition by a colleague at an office party. This was no isolated instance — the same man had been subjecting her to unwanted and intimidating sexual propositions repeatedly, when she was staying at the official guest house where he was the only other occupant.

Greenpeace India admits failures after staff claims of rape, sexual harassment

Greenpeace India admits failures after staff claims of rape, sexual harassment | Reuters

Environmental group says an internal review found lapses in how it dealt with crimes against women and gender sensitivity in the workplace. Greenpeace India has admitted it failed to create a gender-sensitive environment for its workers, and apologised for its handling of a sexual harassment complaint by a female staff member while acknowledging the alleged rape of another woman. The environmental group, which is already embroiled in a legal battle with the government over questions on its funding, said an internal review found lapses in how it dealt with crimes against women and gender sensitivity in the workplace. The organisation, which has been in India for 14 years and has more than staff, said it had accepted the resignations of two male staff — one accused of sexual harassment and the other accused of rape. The men were asked to leave on Tuesday without serving their notice periods, it added. Greenpeace said the two cases had not been reported to the police as both victims, who have since left the organisation, had refused to have their cases investigated.

Greenpeace ends employment of rape, sexual harassment accused

NEW DELHI, June 17 Thomson Reuters Foundation - Greenpeace India has admitted it failed to create a gender sensitive environment for its workers, and apologised for its handling of a sexual harassment complaint by a female staff member while acknowledging the alleged rape of another woman. The environmental group, which is already embroiled in a legal battle with the government over questions on its funding, said an internal review found lapses in how it dealt with crimes against women and gender sensitivity in the workplace. The organisation, which has been in India for 14 years and has more than staff, said it had accepted the resignations of two male staff - one accused of sexual harassment and the other accused of rape. The men were asked to leave on Tuesday without serving their notice periods, it added.
France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. The executive director of Greenpeace Argentina has been suspended after about 40 former employees signed a document accusing him of discrimination, threats and sexual harassment. The allegations against Martin Prieto, who is also responsible for Greenpeace's offices in Chile and Colombia, were detailed in a letter released earlier this week, prompting the environmental organization to suspend him on Wednesday while it carries out an investigation. In the letter, the signatories lay out details of the alleged abusive practices and harassment of women that they experienced at the hands of Prieto, who has held the executive job for more than 20 years.