Men stay silent on sexual harassment

Majority of Chinese workers said they would not report incidents
||Last Updated: 02/21/2007

Male victims of sexual harassment in China's workplaces are suffering in silence, according to a new study.

The survey, conducted by the Civic Party, included interviews with 423 workers, of which 96 said they had experienced sexual harassment at work (33 men and 63 women). Only two of the men had reported the harassment to their superiors, compared with 12 women (six per cent versus 19 per cent).

Of the 327 who said they had not experienced sexual harassment, 76 said they would keep quiet even if they were harassed.