Sexual Harassment At Work Place: A Study Of Women Political Workers In Pakistan

Authors

  • Dr. Aliyah Ali Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi
  • Rukhsana Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v10i1.98

Keywords:

Women Political Workers, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Verbal and Non-Verbal Violence

Abstract

Sexual harassment in the work place including political sphere is widespread in Pakistan but actual number of cases are not available, issue is still under the carpet. This unwanted and annoying sex-related behaviour and concealing phenomena is the part of all professions. The present study explored the contemporary status of harassment in Pakistani women political workers. For this exploratory research the data has collected from 200 women political workers through survey method with purposive and snow ball sampling procedures. The quantitative data has collected in different areas of Karachi. Findings of the study revealed that all respondents women have faced verbal and non-verbal harassment during election, demonstrations and their workplace as well. The results of the research shows that empowered women have no courage to report this heinous crime due to social pressure or fear because they do not want to destroy their chastity. In Pakistan, female participation in all professions including political sphere is increasing constantly and immediate need to address the issue of harassment at world of work.

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Published

2019-09-08

How to Cite

Ali, A., & Siddiqi, R. (2019). Sexual Harassment At Work Place: A Study Of Women Political Workers In Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 10(1), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v10i1.98

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