New Delhi | January | 09, 2017 :: According to a recent survey conducted by the Indian National Bar Association [ INBA ], 68% of the victims of sexual harassment at workplace did not report to the management about the incident, due to fear of retaliation and discrimination.
A large number of women face sexual harassment at workplace but do not report it to avoid social stigma.
The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) carried out a survey on sexual harassment at workplace and came up with shocking details. The survey was carried out in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Assam, Jalandar, Kolkata, Ahemdabad, Hyderabad, and Lucknow, at BPOS, IT, education, legal, hospital and other working sectors. Around 38% of the respondents claimed sexual harassment occurred at workplace, while 22% said it in school and college and 40% complained of harassment at other places.
The respondent victims were employed mainly at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other regions like Assam, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hydrabad and Lucknow with age groups between 23-50years. The study also found that almost 69% of the victims never complain or report sexual harassment citing a plethora of reasons ranging from fear of social stigma to a lack of confidence in the recourse system. most of the respondents were from various work domains starting from IT, Media, Education, Legal, Medical, Agriculture and to others.
The survey reveled most of the women respondent victims, of not reporting to the management about their experience of sexual harassment at the work and dealt with it on their own, reasons mostly due to fear, embarrassment, lack of confidence in the complaints mechanism, unawarness and due to stigma attached with sexual harassment.
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