The Slovenian Peer Review of the Set the Tone project took place on October 1, 2021, in Destrnik, Slovenia and was organized by Foundation Prizma, together with the workshop of the actors of Regional Supportive Ecosystem for Social Economy – Socio Lab. The report describes the course of the peer review, summarizes the discussion, and collected feedback. Key findings of the event represent one of the input resources for designing the training and other activities of the Set the Tone project.
The aim of the Slovenian Peer Review was organized was to present and analyze the results of the survey and be able to define the next steps for the SEEs, but also to encourage the exchange of experiences and competencies among stakeholders and definition of their training needs for changing behaviours and attitudes with reference to sexual harassment.
The participants discussed several themes related to gender-based violence and sexual harassment at the workplace, including:
- The situation regarding gender-based violence and sexual harassment at the workplace
- Experience related to gender-based violence and sexual harassment at the workplace
- Importance of training and awareness-raising Campaign
- What else can be done to involve employers and employees
From the peer review in Slovenia, it was concluded that not enough attention is paid to the issue of GBV and sexual harassment at the workplace in SEEs, although it represents an important part of health and safety at work. Some forms of sexual harassment, especially non-verbal ones, are not always perceived as sexual harassment cases, therefore target groups should be made aware of different forms and especially of the impact they have in working environments. Many times when talking about sexual harassment one thinks only about violence against women, therefore an emphasis should be given to violence against all genders and equal opportunities. A combination of awareness-raising campaigns and training activities for employers and employees should bring better results in combating GBV and sexual harassment.