10.17615/q8fc-6z35

Sexual Harassment Whistleblowing in the Uganda Health Workforce

Abstract

This paper serves as a detailed review of sexual harassment and whistleblowing behaviors to summarize the challenges of addressing sexual harassment in the Uganda health workforce. The whistleblowing pathway is a complex process with four main decision-making steps: wrongful act, cost-benefit analysis of taking action, choice of reporting system, and reaction to outcomes. Intangible and structural reasons to or not to whistleblow are composed of individual, organizational, stimulus, and cultural factors. These are considered at each step of the decision-making process. The negative effects of intimidation and possible retaliation are heightened by the sensitive, and even taboo, nature of sexual harassment in Ugandan society. The conceptual understanding and interpretation of what constitutes sexual harassment, as well as how it is addressed in policies plays a major role in whistleblowing efforts. Clearer definitions, standardized sanction recommendations can help support and improve sexual harassment conditions and whistleblowing behaviors in Uganda’s healthcare workforce.Master of Public Healt

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