Join our VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System leadership team in taking the pledge against sexual harassment.
I acknowledge that sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence are not acts committed exclusively by men.
But I also recognize that statistically, these acts are committed by men far more often than women.
We need to own it.
I see the impact of abuse in my work as a healthcare provider. The health consequences are significant and lasting.
That’s why I pledge to never commit, excuse or stay silent about sexual harassment, sexual assault, or domestic violence against others.
I promise to:
1) Honor VA health care settings as safe
and welcoming environments.
2) Recognize touching or comments may
make others feel uncomfortable – like
commenting on appearance, or calling
others “Baby, Honey, Sweetie, Hottie,
3) Talk to others in my life about the
repercussions of unwanted hugging,
touching, or flirting.
4) Give everyone extra personal space.
Understand that some Veterans and
others may have invisible wounds and
experiences that I may not fully
5) Lead by example through my
thoughts, words and actions.
6) Treat all those we serve and with
whom we work, with dignity and
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