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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Sexual Harassment through Teasing of the Adolescent Girls: A Study on Jhenidah Municipality of Bangladesh


Volume 6, Issue 3, July 2014, Pages 590–598

 Sexual Harassment through Teasing of the Adolescent Girls: A Study on Jhenidah Municipality of Bangladesh

Tunvir Ahamed Shohel1, Md. Tanvir Hossain2, Nusrat Jahan3, and Laila Siddiqua4

1 Assistant Professor, Sociology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
2 Assistant Professor, Sociology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
3 Lecturer, Sociology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
4 Assistant Professor, Architecture Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Original language: English

Received 17 May 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study was designed to find out the nature and extent of sexual harassment among the adolescent girls in two wards of Jhenidah Municipality, Bangladesh. Following survey research design, data were collected (During 2008-2009) from randomly selected 110 adolescent girls (aged between 13-19 years) exposed to eve-teasing for last 6 months or more. Findings suggest that female adolescents, irrespective of age and education, were sexually harassed frequently, either by classmates or by roadside womanizers through obscene languages, physical harassment, and ugly sexual expression and so on. However, young school going girls were more often the victims of such atrocity. But, in response, most often the victims and their families were reluctant to protest or to report to the law enforcement agencies. Because, the respondents were frequently stigmatized and blamed the conservative patriarchal society as it takes no initiative to stop such inhumane behavior. The study is descriptive in nature, and basically explores the nature and general aspect related to sexual harassment in the study area.

Author Keywords: Sexual harassment, Violence against women, Gender discrimination, Law enforcement agency, Awareness regarding existing laws.


How to Cite this Article


Tunvir Ahamed Shohel, Md. Tanvir Hossain, Nusrat Jahan, and Laila Siddiqua, “Sexual Harassment through Teasing of the Adolescent Girls: A Study on Jhenidah Municipality of Bangladesh,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 590–598, July 2014.