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Title: The effects of female sexual harassment in urban areas of Mbauda, Arusha district, Tanzania.
Authors: Raoul, Simon
Keywords: female
sexual harassment
urban areas
Arusha district
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: This paper examines the effects of female sexual harassment in Mbauda division district. Overall, 70.9 percent of active-duty women reported experiencing some type of sexually harassing behavior in the 6 months prior to the survey. Using single-equation probit models, we find that experiencing a sexually harassing behavior is associated with reduced job satisfaction The problem of sexual harassment is increasingly “coming out of the closet”. Companies are starting to realize that the problem is real, some managers are admitting that it could affect their staff, and more victims are starting to gather the courage to complain. And in terms of recent labour legislation, victims do have legal recourse. Yet most people do not fully understand the problem, its causes, its consequences, or its extent. For these reasons, and the fear that harassment can incite, most victims never report what they have experienced. Often, they do not even talk about it to friends and family. Plus, when there is denial (including institutional denial), disbelief or placement of blame on the victim, recovery is much more difficult. Many specific factors can underlie the uncertainty in identifying, and accepting, what a sexual harassment victim has been experiencing. Although no policy can be expected to eliminate the problem, we are convinced that awareness of the problem and of ways to deal with it will help to reduce its extent dramatically. Women, together with personnel and employee assistance professionals, must take initiative and get their companies to act against harassment if a programme is not yet in place. Equally importantly, the appropriate professionals must assist victims of past and present harassment to overcome the negative effects of that experience.
Description: A research thesis submitted to the school of post graduate and research study for the award of a Masters Degree of Art in Public Policy And Planning of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Master of Arts in Public Policy Planning and Management

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