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The issue of sexual harassment affects the whole society and requires joined efforts to combat it. The starting point of handling the issue of sexual harassment is conducting research about the issue and understanding the various perspectives and contexts upon which sexual harassment takes place. This paper will start by discussing the origins, the evolution, and the global context of sexual harassment. It will also offer possible solutions of ways to decrease sexual harassment that is occurring in selected countries.
Sexual harassment is an issue experienced by men and women of all ages, races, religions and nationalities, all over the world. The number of sexual harassment reports around the world continues to increase. The threat of sexual harassment affects the lives of millions, especially women, worldwide. Victims of sexual harassment often find it hard to recover from the trauma. They usually exhibit mental stress, depression, and low self-esteem. As such, the effects of sexual harassment may ultimately affect the lives of these people. “Incidences of sexual harassment are on the rise in most parts of the world particularly towards women” (Kenny, Samah and Chan 296). In Bahrain, most of the reported cases of sexual harassment are towards women, especially foreigners working in the country. In order to comprehend and know the dynamics and the importance of addressing the issue of sexual harassment, it is vital to assess the global trends of the matter in order to understand its severity. Most of the global research on sexual harassment has focused on women. Due to the increasing rates of sexual harassment in the world, there is a need for governments, organizations, and the international community, to take affirmative action towards the issue. “The world should not view incidents of sexual harassment as isolated incidences but as a construed aggression against the rights of people” (Akhtar 55). The world today is increasing
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2002). Despite popular opinion, the victim and the harasser can be a man or a woman, and the victim doesn’t necessarily have to be the opposite gender from the harasser. In addition, the harasser is not necessarily always the supervisor of the employee.
e United States with respect to denials of equal protection of the law, maintenance of a national clearing house for information respecting denials of equal protection of the law and investigation of patterns or practices of fraud or discrimination in the conduct of Federal elections.
Most victims can clearly describe how serious and what a serious problem. Sexual harassment is especially a problem in cases in which jobs are scarce and when one has few skills. Sexual harassment could occur between people of the same sex or the opposite sex.
The submission to or the rejection of the above stated conducts has purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the work performance of student’s academic performance creating an unapproachable, aggressive or unpleasant working or that of learning set up.
This gives a vivid picture so as to why the ratio of such cases is increasing. One of the most prominent reason is that the people who are in power are not giving the required attention to this topic or merely not even considering it to be a problem at all hence no measure of prevention is being taken.
This is both a tacit cultural understanding as well as written law within the nation. As a function of this, many individuals have pointed to Saudi Arabia as being one of the most repressive regimes in the world with regards to the rate and extent to which female liberties are experienced within society.
directed on students within the University, the prevalence and nature of sexual harassment that was experienced by the students in the University, the causes and effects of sexual harassment to the students within the University.
The study established that there was prevalence