Sexual Harassment Experience Among the Female Population in Bangladesh
Science, Technology & Public Policy
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages: 22-26
Received: Apr. 3, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 28, 2020; Published: May 19, 2020
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Mohammad Iftakhar Parvej, Department of Statistics, Noakhali science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
Mimma Tabassum, Department of Statistics, Noakhali science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
Mohammad Rasel Hossain, Department of Statistics, Noakhali science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Bangladesh is a south Asian country speaking of which this country is not also free from such inhuman events named sexual harassment. Lack of family governance, lack of law enforcement, abuse of internet, lack of social awareness provokes the offenders to do such unsocial activities. In this basis the study was conducted to uphold the overall scenario of sexual harassment in Bangladesh. This paper includes the students of different institutions, homemaker, worker, employer and maids. The primary data for this study were collected with a predetermined questionnaire within the month of September to November 2019. A number of 489 respondents were interviewed to know about their experience on sexual harassment. The study finds that 91.4% of the respondents claimed to face sexual harassment at least once in their life where 1.4% and 12.3% of them claimed that they were sexually harassed every day and frequently respectively. The study reveals that victims mostly harassed by stranger. The study suggests that offenders are mostly of age group “16-30”. The study also compares the sexual harassment rate of Noakhali district with other districts combined where the study shows that the rate in both case is very severe. The study shows that this kind of inhuman wrongdoing generated huge amount of fear in female population. As a result this incident put a great impact on the social life of the respondents. The respondents urged to strict law enforcement process and to raise social awareness about the harassment so that it can help to minimize the sexual harassment nationwide.
Keywords
Sexual Harassment, Female, Bangladesh
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Mohammad Iftakhar Parvej, Mimma Tabassum, Mohammad Rasel Hossain, Sexual Harassment Experience Among the Female Population in Bangladesh, Science, Technology & Public Policy. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2020, pp. 22-26. doi: 10.11648/j.stpp.20200401.14
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