RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND OTHER VULNERABLE PERSONS AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN GRENADA
WHEREAS the Women’s Arm of the New National Party accepts that sexual harassment may be defined as the unwanted or unwelcome physical, verbal and non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature or one based on sex which is offensive to the person being harassed
AND WHEREAS sexual harassment is recognized as a component of gender rights which affects the well-being of individuals who are the victims of sexual harassment and may have negative social and economic implications for the country as a whole
AND WHEREAS studies have determined that sexual harassment affects both men and women but more women than men
AND WHEREAS studies have also determined that both men and women experience the negative impact of sexual harassment not only in the workplace but also in public and private educational and training institutions
AND WHEREAS Grenada is a signatory to a number of international conventions which seek to address the treatment of sexual harassment with the aid of domestic legislation which conventions include the Caricom Charter of Civil Society, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
AND WHEREAS the Women’s Arm of the New National Party recognizes the need for strong measures to be put in place in the state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique including the enactment of the relevant domestic legislation in order to combat the scourge of sexual harassment
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Women’s Convention of the Women’s Arm of the New National Party being held today Sunday 28th May 2017 at the Boca Secondary School STRONGLY URGES government to institute all necessary measures including the enactment of the relevant legislation in order to combat this negative social problem of sexual harassment within our society with a measure of urgency.