Structure and Dynamics of Women Harassment at Workplace: A Case Study of Islamabad
Author: Usama Waheed

This dissertation focuses on structure and dynamics of women’s harassment in Ufone, Islamabad, Pakistan. The study aims to see how both genders understand female harassment, how socio-cultural and economic factors affect the incidence of harassment, and how the sociocultural ideology constructing both genders in the larger society contributes towards women’s harassment at workplace. It also aims at seeing how the larger culture and organizational culture affects reporting of the incidence of female harassment. The fieldwork conducted for this research used qualitative research strategy and the data collection techniques used include observer as participant, focus group discussions, semi structured and unstructured interviews. The study found that a lot of women faced physical, psycho-emotional and verbal harassment at workplace. The socio-cultural and economic factors that contribute towards female harassment include misogynistic upbringing of sons, patriarchal mind-sets regarding power and authority, frustration in men e.t.c. The study also found that reporting of female harassment at workplace is based on women’s confidence and boldness, and it also depends on family support. The study shows that most women do not report sexual harassment at workplace because of the fear of victim blaming and their need to keep their jobs. Supervisor:- Dr. Huma Haque Co-Supervisor:-Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

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Supervisor: Huma Haque

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