#1 Sexual Harassment Resource | I'm With Them

I’m With Them was a nonprofit whose website was active from January 2019 to November 2020. Its mission was to reduce sexual misconduct by encouraging reporting. For 20 months, it operated a private site where victims and survivors of sexual misconduct had the potential to meet others affected by the same perpetrator. For more than a year, it operated a directory of important contacts and the Codes of Conduct at the Fortune 500. The active website was shut down in November 2020.

What is Sexual Misconduct?

What is Sexual Misconduct?

"Sexual misconduct" is the term given to three, unwanted workplace-related behaviors that involve sex or gender, specifically:

  • Physical assault of a "sexual nature",
  • Non-physical harassment of a "sexual nature," and
  • Gender discrimination, including remarks of a derogatory or demeaning nature.

Indeed, the federal government refers to all three as "sexual harassment."

How Can Meeting Survivors of the Same Perpetrator Help You?

How Can Meeting Survivors of the Same Perpetrator Help You?

Some forms of sexual harassment and misconduct consist of a number of repeated interactions that demonstrate the perpetrator(s) intentionally targeted a person. The #MeToo movement has revealed that, far too often, a serial perpetrator uses similar tactics with multiple targets. When a pattern of behavior is established that involves multiple targets, proving sexual misconduct is easier, whether in a court room when "prior bad acts" witnesses are called or within a company, even after statutes of limitations have passed for some or most of them. Voices in Action provides ways to connect with others harmed by the same perpetrator.

Why Report Sexual Harassment?

Why Report Sexual Harassment?

There are many reasons to report sexual harassment. One of the most powerful is to protect others by preventing the perpetrator from striking again. Because the media often discourages reporting by publishing stories of obstacles and retaliation, we are collecting Successes in Misconduct Reporting.