BWA sessions on workplace harassment start 8/24/22

(Hagatna) The Bureau of Women’s Affairs is launching a series of informational sessions to educate residents about workplace harassment: what it is; different ways workers experience harassment; and how you as an employee can stop it. The first of these meetings will happen Wednesday, August 24th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sinajana Senior Center. August meetings will be held, as noted, on Wednesday, August 24th, at 6:00 pm at the Sinajana Senior Center, and on Tuesday, August 30th, 6:00 pm at the Tamuning Senior Center.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero applauded the efforts of BWA to inform women and other marginalized members of our community about this issue.

“The U.S. Department of Labor developed this grant because women in the workforce have been more adversely affected by the pandemic, and USDOL noted that often, women put up with adverse situations because they are afraid of losing their job if they complain,” Governor Leon Guerrero said.

“For instance, you cannot be treated differently, or trained differently than other employees, because of where you are from, or what you look like, your sexual orientation, or because you are pregnant or have a disability,” Governor Leon Guerrero noted.

“Many people are putting up with actions at work that constitute workplace harassment, but they just don’t know it because they’ve never been informed,“ said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio.

BWA received $254,348 in federal monies from the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau “Fostering Access, Rights, and Equity (FARE)” grant program to fully fund a series of informational sessions and outreach about workplace harassment. Fifteen meetings will take place around the island from now through March 2023, according to Jayne Flores, BWA Director.

For a schedule of these meetings, or to find out more information about the FARE Workplace Harassment program, call BWA at 671-475-9162 or visit