The IETF Ombudsteam allows you to confidentially report and raise concerns about harassment and other conduct within the IETF.
IETF meetings, virtual meetings, and mailing lists are intended for professional collaboration and networking. The IETF strives to create and maintain an environment in which people of many different backgrounds are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. Those who participate in the IETF are expected to behave according to professional standards and demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviour, and must not engage in harassment.
If you believe you have been harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you are encouraged to raise your concern in confidence with one of the Ombudspersons at ombudsteam at ietf.org. The current persons in this team are:
Allison Mankin (allison.mankin at gmail.com)
Melinda Shore (melinda.shore at nomountain.net)
Pete Resnick (resnick at episteme.net)
Please use the above email addresses for initial contact only for now. We expect to update this page soon with information about how to reach the team with confidential email.
*) If your organisation outside the IETF is interested in implementing similar anti-harassment procedures, the authors of the RFC have made a CC0-copyrighted version available at http://www.olddog.co.uk/anti-harassment-process.htm.