Women’s Foundation to Review Policies and Make Recommendations for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Kansas State Capitol

Kansas City, MO – Women’s Foundation announced today that it will be working with  the Kansas Legislature to evaluate their current policies and make recommendations to improve the culture and combat sexual harassment in the Kansas Capitol.   Following similar reports of sexual harassment by Missouri legislators, Women’s Foundation partnered with Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV), and Partners In Prevention, to create the Intern Resource Network to help identify, report and prevent sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace, but as we’ve seen in Kansas, Missouri and across the country, many state capitols continue to be hostile work environments for female employees and interns. This needs to change. We commend Senate President Susan Wagle for her leadership and for making clear there must be zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the Capitol. We look forward to working with Kansas legislators and Capitol staff to ensure a safe, respectful and equitable working environment for all employees and interns.
— Wendy Doyle, Women's Foundation President & CEO

 

Doyle’s testimony to Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council members is available here.

 

The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using philanthropy, research and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at www.womens-foundation.org.