Tackling Sexual Harassment


SEXUAL HARASSMENT is about power, not sexual desire. The term first hit international airwaves in the 1980s – four decades ago. On the heels of the #MeToo movement in 2017, sexual harassment’s visibility rose to an all-time high, when an avalanche of complainants – both women and men – came forward to publicly share their experiences at the workplace. Progress in recognising sexual harassment as a crime is often stalled. Under certain socio-political situations, gender equality remains vague, and perpetrators, usually men, perceive such practices not as harassment, but part of an accepted social norm. The accuser, meanwhile, is usually branded a ...

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