Earlier this year, Alpinist, the American Alpine Club, the Access Fund and a large number of climbing organizations conducted a survey on sexual harassment and assault in the climbing environment. SNEWS was a media partner in this important effort, which found that the climbing community is on par with national statistics in terms of SHSA instances (47 percent of the women and 16 percent of the men who took the climbing survey reported that they have experienced SHSA behavior during climbing activities).
In continued partnership with the #SafeOutside movement, and with guidance and input from Charlie Lieu, the data scientist who started it, SNEWS is now conducting a survey among professionals working within the outdoor industry to gauge the extent of sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct within our professional community. The survey also addresses gender bias and inequality within the industry.
As a member of the outdoor industry, your input is crucial. Regardless of your gender, regardless of whether you have experienced sexual misconduct or gender bias, please take a few minutes to complete our survey?
The hope are to get as many respondents as we can so that the data will be as helpful as possible to the many companies, groups, entities, and industry leaders who are working to address these issues. SNEWS will share the results and an analysis of the data (in partnership with Lieu) in late November.
Industry members can access the survey here. Please complete it by November 1.