Sexual harassment affects thousands of people in the workforce every year, these are some organizations that can provide assistance. Please contact us if you need any specific referrals.

Whistleblower Protection Program

The United States Department of Labor’s site for OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. It enforces the provisions of statutes protecting employees who report workplace safety violations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to sexually harass anyone in the workplace.

Federal Employee Whistleblowers Protection Act 

Many federal employees are protected from retaliation for reporting legal violations or government waste or fraud by the government agencies they work for. Federal employee whistleblowers are protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA) and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012.

National Women’s Law Center

Advocates for women’s rights through litigation and policy initiatives.

National Employment Lawyers Association

The NELA is a professional organization of attorneys who represent employees against employers and former employers. NELA offers continuing legal education in employment law and other benefits to members.

Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Rights Advocates is a nonprofit legal organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women. They provide a toll-free multi-lingual Advice and Counseling Line where you can receive advice and information on your legal rights. All calls are confidential.

NOVA: National Organization for Victim Assistance

A private, nonprofit organization committed to recognizing victims’ rights in four areas: national and local legislative advocacy, direct victim assistance, member support and professional development.

MVP Strategies

MVP Strategies is an organization that provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention training to a variety of clients in the public and private sectors.

Futures Without Violence

Workplaces Respond, led by Futures Without Violence, is a national resource center that provides training and education, tools and resources, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic & sexual violence, sexual harassment, trafficking, and stalking impacting workers and the workplace.

THE SILENT CHOIR PROJECT

A closed and private network for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Survivors can report an incident and identify their perpetrator through social media.

HOTLINES

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Operated by RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence hotline.RAINN provides information and a 24/7 confidential hotline, staffed by people who are trained to help in matters of sexual harassment or assault.

1-800-656-HOPE

Women in Film Helpline

Women In Film has launched a Sexual Harassment Help Line — an integrated program to refer victims of harassment to designated mental health counselors, law enforcement professionals, and civil and criminal lawyers and litigators.

9to5: National Association of Working Women

Dedicated to improving working conditions and ensuring the rights of women and families. Their Toll-Free Job Survival Hotline provides information on legal rights and strategies to win fair treatment on the job.

1-800-522-0925

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Identifies develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.

Human Rights Campaign

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community—including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). HRC has a range of resources specifically for our LGBTQ colleagues.

Male Survivor

Sexual harassment happens to men too. Male Survivor addresses their specific needs.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

1-800-273-8255

INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS

The Me Too Movement

Founded by Tarana Burke over 10 years ago to encourage victims of sexual harassment and assault to speak out about their experiences.

#MeToo

50/50 By 2020

50/50 by 2020 is a movement of women, people of color and LGBTQ members of the entertainment industry, advocating for leadership and hiring practices that reflect the reality of our audiences to inspire authentic content creation and safer workplaces by the end of this decade.

TIME’S UP

Time’s Up addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that keep underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. They partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.

The 3% Movement

Before this movement in advertising, only 3% of Creative Directors were women. And very few were people of color. 3% is dedicated to changing the ratio because gender and racial diversity makes better advertising.

#ChangeTheRatio

ADCOLOR 

ADCOLOR champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and celebrate one another.

Free The Bid

Free The Bid is a 501c3 non-profit initiative advocating on behalf of women directors for equal opportunities to bid on commercial jobs in the global advertising industry. Free The Bid’s pledge calls for ad agencies and brands to include at least one woman director every time they triple-bid a commercial production. The program also urges production companies to add more women to their rosters. Pledged agencies, brands and production companies further pledge to free the bid by seeking intersectional, diverse perspectives whenever possible.

The Other Box

The Other Box is an award-winning platform, enlightening and empowering people to work and live more inclusively.

MAIP

The 4A’s MAIP mission is to provide the advertising industry with the best talent through world-class development opportunities.

ClexaCon

The largest multi-fandom event for LGBTQ women & allies. Celebrating LGBTQ women and characters in TV, film, web series, comics, books and more.

The Representation Project 

Using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone – regardless of gender, race, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, ability, or circumstance – can fulfill their human potential.

Ladies Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine Design was started by Jessica Walsh after writing this article as an initiative to foster women creativity. Only a tiny percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meet-ups. In less than a year of launching, we’ve spread to chapters in over 120 cities all over the world. In New York, LW&D is a monthly salon night limited to a small group of creative women. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life.

Where Are The Boss Ladies

A crowd-sourced list of female executives in advertising.

In Her Sight 

Find your perfect workplace, and anonymously share your insights to help others find theirs.

We Are Unstoppable 

Visit the website and sign the petition to support the fight against sexual harassment in the advertising industry.Anonymous employer reviews and ratings from women.

National Center for Women in Information Technology

NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the meaningful participation of all women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

We Are Man Enough

Man Enough is a disruptive social movement ignited by a dinner conversation series that explores the heart of traditional masculinity in America.

Man Enough is a unique space where men, no matter their race, creed, sexual orientation and identity, political stance or socio-economic status can come together to express their thoughts and feelings freely — something men have been socialized to cut off in America.

Man Enough invites all men to challenge the unwritten rules of traditional masculinity that have caused us to disconnect from one another, created the foundation of men’s violence against women and prevented us from taking the long journey from our heads to our hearts.