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“If it’s Unwanted, it’s Harassment”
It has been noticed that women harassment incidents are increasing day by day in Pakistan. Pakistan women are victims of gender discrimination, domestic violence, job discrimination harassment, molesting and bullying. The problem is so deep-rooted that even if women try to complain about it, nobody gives value to it.
Women are the soul of every nation. They have a right to feel safe but unfortunately, they are not. Harassment is one of the most serious, unreasonable & reprehensible kinds of conduct ever. This revealing truth is a bitter pill to swallow, yet it is the reflection of the Current state of women in the world.
There are many types of harassment, including but not limited to:
➢ Eve teasing
➢ Sexual harassment
➢ Racial Harassment
➢ Harassment in the name of Religion
➢ Harassment in following aspects.
If I go into detail, no one is going to read this article. So let me make it as short as possible.
Harassment has become a serious issue. It is the problem against women that has long-existed. Ways and steps towards preventing it need to be taken to minimize harassment victims. This problem cannot be taken lightly as it involves the future of victim and the image of the organization. We must support the victim of sexual harassment, and help to overcome the negative effects of such an experience.
The best way to reduce sexual harassment is to provide training programs. The purpose of training programs is to educate women to know what to do when sexual harassment occurs and how to deal with such situations. Moreover, it creates awareness and warns that the organization were it takes place must play a proactive role, provide behavioral support and discuss this aspect as a part of the work routine.
The staff must nurture an inclusive, supportive, and respectful environment in the office in order to build a congenial working atmosphere. Apart from this, the organization should make strict internal policies to function effectively and women’s rights should be implemented practically by the Government of Pakistan. Finally, every working woman must know that it is high time to stand up and fight for such injustices. It’s only then that sexual harassment in the workplace can come to a halt.
The way a woman is dressed does not tell you if she wants to be commented on. If she looks dressed up, do not assume it is to gain the admiration of all men she sees and that you should say something to her. She may enjoy dressing up, she may be dressed up for an event, or she may be dressed up to gain the admiration of a specific person or persons. Unless she has a sign on that says, “Please comment on my looks,” do not do.
Women deserve the same right to privacy in public that most men enjoy, and many women will view a man who approaches her for any reason other than a gender-neutral one, such as asking for directions, the time, or to offer assistance, as violating their privacy, and they may be rude or hostile.
Lastly, respect women as much as you can. Men should change their mentality to make sure the girls feel secure rather than seeing them as an opportunity. Some girls should make keep their distance and should know the how to deal with boys. Girls can save themselves from any situation where they anticipate harm and feel unprotected.