Who experiences sexual harassment?

Most victims of sexual harassment are women. Most perpetrators of sexual harassment are men. However, sexual harassment can and does impact people of all genders, including women, men, non-binary, and other gender diverse people.

43% of Canadian women and 12% of Canadian men say they have experienced workplace sexual harassment.

Statistics are not currently available that show numbers for non-binary and other gender diverse people. However, we can infer from studies carried out in other regions that the percentages are likely high. Since sexual harassment is an expression of power, it is usually targeted at the people in our society who have the least power and are the most vulnerable, such as gender minorities.

It is important to note that sexual harassment is underreported, and so in reality the statistics cited above may in fact be much higher.