SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual Harassment affects all women in some form or the other. Lewd remarks, touching, wolf-whistles, "looks" are part of any woman's life, so much so that it is dismissed as normal.

Working women are no exception. In fact, working women most commonly face the backlash, to women taking new roles, which belong to male domains especially in the organized sector. In the unorganized sector also it is widely prevalent. Studies have shown that sexual harassment is still endemic, often hidden, and present in all kinds of organisations. 40-60% working women face harassment at working places.

The problem:

What an employer can/need to do:

Recognise the tangible and intangible expenses and losses organisations experience

**What Steps Can women Employees Take To Prevent Sexual Harassment?

Identify/Recognise Harassment. Ask yourself the following: