This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We advise listener and reader discretion. This episode contains a story related to sexual assault and harassment. We do our best to hold these topics with sincerity, and we hope you’ll listen in only when you feel ready and able. Check the show notes for support resources and please take care of yourself.
Sexual assault, rape, and sexual harassment don’t just exist in one region, sector, industry, academy, or organization. SASH knows no gender or even flag state.
As the first episode of our sexual assault and sexual harassment mini-series in 2022, Episode 94 of the Women Offshore Podcast shines light on a #metoo story from yachting.
Stories similar to this one exist in our community across different types of vessels, not just yachts. Listen closely to their words. Ask yourself, what can you do in the industry to prevent sexual assault and harassment at sea?
It is up to all of us across the globe to make a difference and speak up for our shipmates and against unwanted behavior onboard. Our hope is that this episode sparks the right conversations to move us closer to that goal.
SASH Reporting and Support Resources
if you have been a victim of or a witness to sexual assault or sexual harassment, you are not alone and can take action today. We encourage you to report such matters to your employer, academy, or union as per their guidelines, or directly to the USCG through their tips app. It can be hard to speak up, but it is a necessary step in seeking help and breaking the cycle of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Below is a list of reporting and support resources:
- USCG Tips Form and App
- Safer Waves
- SeafarerHelp: you can also dial +44 20 7323 2737 or email email@example.com
- Yacht Crew Help: 24-hour support for professional yacht crew worldwide
- RAINN-Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 24/7 Hotline. You can also call 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- Victim Connect: Confidential Referrals for Crime Victims: You can also call 1-855-484-2846.
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This episode is sponsored by Endress+Hauser — a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering.
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