- 48% had suffered gender-based violence in their work
- 44% had suffered online abuse
- Among the most common forms of gender-based violence suffered by women journalists were verbal abuse (63%), psychological abuse (41%), Sexual harassment (37%) and economic abuse (21%). Almost 11% had suffered physical violence.
- 45% of perpetrators were people outside of the workplace – sources, politicians, readers or listeners. 38% were a boss or supervisor.
- 39% of those who suffered abuse did so at the hands of anonymous assailants.
- Two-thirds (66.15%) did not make a formal complaint.
- Of those who did complain 84.8% did not believe adequate measures had been taken in all cases against the perpetrators. Only 12.3% were satisfied with the outcome.
- Only 26% of workplaces had a policy covering gender based violence and sexual harassment.
IFJ survey: One in two women journalists suffer gender-based violence at work
Almost one in two women journalists have suffered sexual harassment, psychological abuse, online trolling and others forms of gender-based violence (GBV) while working.Read the op-ed of the IFJ Gender Council co-chair, Mindy RanVisit our page Stop violence against women journalists A massive 85% say no or inadequate action has been taken against perpetrators and most workplaces do not even have a written policy to counter such abuses or provide a mechanism for reporting them. The startling statistics are revealed in the results of a survey published today by the International Federation of Journalists, the world’s largest journalists organization. The survey of almost 400 women journalists in 50 countries – published on the eve of the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - revealed: