Victimization of Indian Women with Emphasis on Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

  • Hemant Kumar
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  • Hemant Kumar

    Senior Research Fellow & Research Scholar at Raj Rishi Bhartrihari Matsya University, Alwar, Rajasthan, India

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In India women have always been treated as subordinate to men. This sub-ordination is due to physical power, status, and authority that the men enjoy. Because of this perception of sub-ordination, she is subjected to violence. The violence happens within the family and beyond the family too. In this research paper, the researcher tries to explore the meaning and definitions of violence against women as per various international instruments. In the next part, he talks about multiple forms of violence and focuses in specific on sexual harassment at the workplace. Further, the researcher poses sexual harassment at the workplace as a problem. He goes on to discuss forms of sexual harassment of women at the workplace and tries to examine its constitutional validity. The researcher also discusses the guidelines laid down by the honorable supreme court in the Vishakha case regarding sexual harassment at the workplace and legislation enacted by the Indian govt. in 2013 in furtherance of it. In the end, the researcher concludes the paper by discussing provisions of some international instruments addressing sexual harassment at the workplace.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1603 - 1612


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