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Impact of Sexual Harassment at Workplace as a form of Gender based Violence

Updated: May 24, 2021

Nature, causes and adverse impact of sexual harassment at workplace as a form of gender based violence and the role of individuals in its prevention and the role of committee members in it’s redressal.

What is sexual harassment, really? What comes to your mind when you hear this term? By legal definition, sexual harassment is an unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome request for sexual favors or other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature which makes a person feel offended, humiliated and/or intimidated. It encompasses everything under the sun, from rape to leering and assault to stalking. When these acts are committed at a workplace, they make for a hostile work environment.