Prevention of Verbal and Non Verbal Harassment
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Sexual harassment is repeated unwanted attention of a sexual nature or, more simply put, repeated unwanted attention that is based on sex. Therefore, as a form of discrimination based on sex, sexual harassment is not only an assault on personal dignity, but it is actionable under Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act.
Sexual harassment is, above all, a manifestation of power relations, women are much more likely to be victims of sexual harassment precisely because they more often than men lack power, are in more vulnerable and insecure positions, lack self-confidence, or have been socialized to suffer in silence.
Our proposed solutions are:
(1.) To give penalties to those sexual harassers that will be caught in act or at least the victim has evidence that there was a harassment that has taken place.
(2.) There should be trainings on how to stop harassments
(3.) Lastly, strengthen the Republic Act 7877 or Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.
To support these suggestions, here are some articles that will back up our proposed solutions;
(1.) According to quezoncity.gov.ph Mayor Herbert Bautista signed into law the city’s amended gender and development code, making Quezon City the first local government in the country to penalize the street-level harassment of women. The ordinance, also known as the anti-catcalling ordinance, imposes a fine and jail term for acts considered as sexual harassment of women in public spaces.
(2.) Not only on the streets of the Philippines a person can experience harassments, it can also occur in a workplace. Workplaceanswers.com has a harassment prevention training that ensures employees are properly informed on the ways to prevent harassment in the workplace and harassment on campus. These trainings should be available to the public because harassment can happen anywhere, not only on the streets, workplaces, campuses, but even in a place you can never imagine, home.
(3.) As stated to pcv.gov.ph, Republic Act 7877 or know as the “Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995” an act declaring sexual harassment unlawful in the employment, education, or training, environment, and for other purposes. The penalties for the person that will violate the said act will only be penalized by imprisonment of not less than one month nor more than six months, or a fine of not less than ten thousand pesos nor more than twenty thousand pesos, or both.
We must stop all kinds of harassment NOW.
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