Against Workplace and Universities Sexual Harassment; Joine me!

Halima Rahman
Posted February 23, 2018 from Sudan

"Forced caressing, groping, soliciting sexual favor", etc… are examples of a steadily growing vulgar lexicon for a souring phenomenon called sexual harassment.

Imagine yourself going to work/University in a good mood, and then suddenly you were a subject of harassment! Some very close relatives of mine, as well as friends, have been subjected to harassment and then relegated to playing the silent victim role out of fear of being stereotyped.

This phenomenon is not only just a source of societal shame, but also has devastating consequences on health worldwide, as it is also linked to a number of mental health issues ranging from depression to suicidal ideation

This topic has always been an issue of tempered discussion among the users of social media outlets, especially WhatsApp's female groups. This ordeal spares no race, age, gender, sex, or disability. Enough is enough was and still is the conclusion! We decided to put an end to this action through digital campaigns, workshops and blogging.

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Olutosin
Feb 23, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

I agree with you, enough is enough, sexual harassment must stop. Our females need to be sad anywhere they are, intimidation from heads of faculties, lecturers and fellow students must stop. This earn was created for all and we hav equal rights to co exist in peace.

Thank you for the great initiative.

Jill Langhus
Feb 24, 2018
Feb 24, 2018

Hi Halima. I totally agree. Thanks for sharing your story. You may want to consider submitting your story for the call for stories, under "You Are a Silence Breaker": https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/83055

Halima Rahman
Feb 25, 2018
Feb 25, 2018

Dear olutosin,

I am really overwhelmed by your words! Thank you so much for your comment. Let's put our hands together and eradicate this ordeal!

Halima Rahman
Feb 25, 2018
Feb 25, 2018

Dear jlanghus, 

Thank you so much for passing, reading and commenting! Yes, I am planning to submit my story under "You are a silence breaker soon.

otahelp
Feb 20
Feb 20

Stigmatization of people groped at brings about that culture of silence but we need to break it. women need to know that we should support other women because when they finish with that person, you will be the next victim. lets all support ourselves on this and forget if she is more beautiful than you or not or why should it be her. it has happened and it is still happening. thank you for reminding us that a lot still have to been done on this street and sexual harassment