Young School Girls Stalked in Patna

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted September 18, 2019 from India

Naina Jha conducted an awareness workshop about sexual harassment at S.R. Vidyapeeth School on 27th April 2019, for 80 students.

Sexual harassment is of various types- verbal, non-verbal and physical. We often normalise the non-verbal sexual harassment like staring, ogling etc because it’s become so common. Stalking too, is one such evil, that we are too scared to talk about. One of the girls from the workshop shared her experience of being stalked by a boy whilst she was returning from school. She ignored it the first time and did not speak about it to anyone due to which the boy began stalking her everyday. When she finally spoke to her father about it, he took the necessary steps to put a stop to the stalking.

Very often girls are afraid to speak about sexual harassment they face, for the fear of being blamed or stopped from going out in public spaces.

Naina Jha explained to the students the different types of sexual harassment through activities and role play. She also gave them information of filing and FIR and important laws related to sexual harassment. Bringing the workshop to a close, she specifically highlighted the importance of bystander intervention and how they, as friends and peer groups, could stand up for each other and protect them from being harassed.

 

*This blog was first published on Safecity.

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Jill Langhus
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hi Elsa,

What a great workshop! Thanks so much for sharing. Is your organization planning on doing more of these and in more locations? I do hope so, because what you're saying is true, that a lot of this harmful behavior has become normalized and also girls find it difficult to speak up, too. This work is so important. Thanks for all that you do!

Hope you're having a great week!?

Lisbeth
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hi Elsa,
It's an amazing workshop once again. That was a very nice experience from the girl about stalking. I am glad the father took it up. It's not always the case with other parents.
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a good day.
Regards

Anita Shrestha
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hi Safecity
thank you for sharing. Keep it continue

efe
Sep 18
Sep 18

Great job. It's good for them to know what constitutes sexual harassment

ANJ ANA
Sep 19
Sep 19

Hi Elsa,
Thank you for your sharing on the awareness generation on sexual harassment in public places. The young girls feel scared and don't share with others if they are stalked or teased on the road. These kinds of awareness programs are very important for girls to know that its not their fault to be teased and they should be denying these kinds of behaviors from boys. Its good that boy students are also included in the program (in the picture above), it definitely help to be double effective because they will also be knowing that these kind of activities are a crime against human right and the harassments will be lessening in society.
Best regards,
anjana

Seka
Sep 19
Sep 19

Hello Elsa.
Thank you for sharing this great job. I love learning more about its impact.
Have a nice day dear.
Seka

Beth Lacey
Sep 19
Sep 19

This is very important education for everyone