Test yourself

AuthorEuropean Institute for Gender Equality (EU body or agency)
Pages30-31
European Institute for Gender Equality30
Part 2. Test yourself
The purpose of this tool is to help you understand how sexism and sexual harassment
impact your organisation and what action you can take to create cultural change. You
will find advice on next steps in the ‘Act’ section of this handbook.
Answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to each question. The final total of ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers will en-
able you to make a self-assessment.
To be completed by management and leadership
Do you know and understand the EU legislation, Staff Regulations and policy
around sexual and psychological harassment?
Have you ensured your team know and understand the EU legislation, Staff
Regulations and policy around sexual and psychological harassment?
Are you clear about the role of management in establishing a working environ-
ment free from sexism and sexual harassment?
Do you understand sexism and what kind of behaviour or organisational practices
could be deemed sexist?
Have you ensured your team understand sexism and what kind of behaviour or
organisational practices could be deemed sexist?
Has your team been surveyed on their perceptions and experiences of sexism
and sexual harassment in your organisation?
Have you and your team taken unconscious bias training?
Have you adjusted your internal and external communication to remove gender
stereotypes?
Do you try to maintain gender balance when allocating tasks and responsibilities
on your team, as well as reclassification recommendations?
Do you apply your unconscious bias training related to gender when you are
involved in recruitment processes, giving feedback or in performance appraisals?
Have you and your team received training to self-advocate (that is for employees
to stand up for themselves and deal with situations constructively as they arise)
if they face sexism?
Has your team received bystander training to help them act when they witness
inappropriate behaviour?
Do you help ensure complaints of sexual harassment are handled quickly, con-
fidentially and consistently, regardless of the hierarchical level of the people
involved?
Have confidential counsellors received proper training on how to support victims?
Do you know how to contact your human resources representative in the event
of a problem?

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