Arkiv | SAN NEWS 1 2018

“Harassment can be prevented”

As many as half a million Swedes are the victims of harassment and bullying at work every year, but problems can be prevented and there are good methods for effective investigations these days. Bullying at work can lead to serious health problems as well as poor productivity, and there are many people affected. According to […]

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Maritime sector – a high-risk industry

Male dominated, strong hierarchies, seasonal employment and limited resources. These are some of the major factors that increase the risk of sexual harassment, according to research. The maritime sector is clearly a high-risk industry. Sexual harassment is almost always about power: it is a need for someone to assert himself or strengthen his own position […]

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Widespread support against harassment

Rikard Engström, CEO of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, says that he only had positive reactions from the member shipping lines after the #lättaankar campaign. Rikard Engström was present when representatives from the shipping industry gathered in Kalmar for a meeting about the campaign launched against sexual harassment in the maritime sector. He says he is […]

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Campaign shows the need for change

Everything from banter to innuendo and direct abuse takes place on board ships. The film produced by women seafarers under the appeal #lättaankar (“hoist the anchors”) clearly shows that there are widespread, offensive attitudes in the shipping industry which must be changed. A woman explains that, as a 17-year-old trainee, she had an unwelcome visit […]

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