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Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Dear friends

My article on sexual harassment at workplace has been posted on V.E.N.T!

Please have a read if the issue interests you.

http://www.ventzine.com/article/khushbu-agrawal/bad-behaviour

Thank you

Khushbu

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JaniceW's picture

Great piece, Khushbu

Thank you for all you are doing to shed light on the lives of those who are rarely heard. In patriarchal societies such as Nepal, it is not uncommon for the victims to be further victimized. Questions are raised about the woman's conduct, her dress, implying that they contributed to their verbal, physical harassment or assault.

As you point out, weak and inadequate laws provide the victims little relief and often the victim is further stigmatized or even punished for speaking out. Until laws are formulated and organizational policies put in place and enforced, women (and men) are forced to accept the situation in order to protect their economic livelihood. Hopefully, with people such as yourself, raising awareness of this pervasive problem, more and more organizations will be forced into creating a safe environment for all their workers. As you said, "having a policy is not the solution, but respecting women certainly is."

Khushbu's picture

Thank you like always

Dear Janice

You are such a sweet person. You are always the first one to comment on my posts. Like i said last time, thank you for the encouragement. It really really means a lot to me.

Just today another friend was complaining me of the sexual harassment that she faces in her workplace. Her colleague, who is married, deliberately shows her pictures of nude models, and when she asks him to stop the nonsense, he justifies it saying if you can watch near nude models on television, whats wrong in seeing them in my mobile. How lame is that? I asked her to complain it to the authorities, but she is shy. She says that who is going to listen to her? She is scared that if she complains, her job might get affected, and people might talk ill about her, rather than the guy. So, this is the kind of problems that girls normally face in a work setting, and it is sad. Like you said, we all are hoping that organizations are sensitized and they take the issue seriously..

Thank you once again for the response.

Dherai maya
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

ArtByMia's picture

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Hello Khushbu,

This is a great article, congrats and thank you for sharing it. This is an unfortunate thing that happens all over the world and even worse in places that the laws do not protect the women.

Once again, Thank you and continue the good work.

Mia

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