SEXUAL HARASSEMENT

SEXUAL HARASSEMENT

Author: Abhyudaya Raj Mishra,
BBA LLB Hons,
Hpnlu shimla.



WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSEMENT?


Sexual harassment is uncomfortable, disrespectful or threatening sexual behavior. This can take place in person or online, whether it is written or verbally or physically.


It is possible to harass both men and women. It can be sex discrimination when it’s at college, at school or in the university. Once upon a time when in our society it was common belief that only women get harassed at workplace and school but as the society developed, we come across that even men have been harassed at various occasions.
Sexual harassment is unethical in most modern legal situations. Sexual assault laws are not necessarily prohibited because they do not enforce a “general civility code. Assault can in the workplace be considered criminal when it happens regularly or seriously and thus creates a shelter or improperly effective working atmosphere or if it results in a negative employment decision (succession) law. It is the product of the legislation surrounding sexual harassment. Nevertheless, cultural differences rely on the legal and social definition of sexual harassment.


COMMON ELEMENTS OF SEXUAL HARASSEMENT


There could be anyone in sexual harassment: grab, take or make physical contact with you without your permission to make comments that have a sexual meaning asking you to leer about sex or sexual favors and to display rude and offensive material so that you and others can see that it is making sexual expressions or provocative body movements that splurge sexual jokes and others can.


 SITUATION OF SEXUAL HARASSEMENT 


In various circumstances and places like factories, hospitals, schools, theatre, and music company, sexual harassment can occur.
Anybody like a client, a partner, a relative, a parent, a legal guardian, a relative, a teacher, a teacher, a student, a friend, or a stranger may be the culprit.
There can be bullying in different places, schools, universities, places of work, in public places and elsewhere.
Whether or not there are witnesses to it, bullying will take place.
The victim may not be fully aware of an offensive behavior or sexual harassment. Incidents of harassment may occur in circumstances in which the victim may be unaware of the situation and cannot understand what is happening. Incidents of harassment can take place

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSEMENT 




Secondary school, college and workforce programs can be protected from sexual harassment and attack.  At least one initiative for the members of the Fraternity created “sustainable changes in behavior. Many American fraternities and sororities take precautionary measures in the fight against hazing and hazing in participants ‘ pledge (often including hazing activities) There is no evidence for any effective anti-sexual harassment training programs in many Greek organizations and universities across Europe that have policies that explicitly recognize and offer precautionary measures for various acts and examples of hazard.


DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEXUAL HARASSEMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT 


If anyone harass you sexually, so that you experience shame, remorse, anxiety or coercion then sexual assault can be considered. You may want to find out more about what it entails and the support options available to you if you feel that you have been sexually assaulted.

EFFECTS OF SEXUAL HARASSEMENT 



In case you are b
eing sexually harassed you would feel following impact in your body-

1-Stressed, distressed or depressed withdrawal from social circumstances.
2- loses confidence, and self-esteem is less productive.
3-physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches, back pain or bed problems.
4- self-confidence would start losing.
5- anyone would start doubting himself/herself.


CONCLUSION 


Irrespective of various laws and statues in our nation the issue of sexual harassment in workplace and schools has been very common now a days.
We come across many women men get harassed by various means in offices and school because of lack of courage to speak out at times. Sexual harassment is considered a taboo in our country for a long time but now as we are one of leading developing nation of the world its our responsibility to ensure that ill practices like this come to an end.
Parents and school should come forward to take onus of teaching their children about those things as we often see children get harassed by known people most of the time. It’s the high time for us to teach them the difference in the way someone is touching you. 



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