sexual harassment at universities

Topics: Human rights, Sexual intercourse, Feminism Pages: 51 (8732 words) Published: October 6, 2014

University of Namibia
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology

Research paper in Sociology
The effects and impacts of sexual harassment on students as well as the nature of sexual harassment at the University of Namibia’s main campus. By
Selma P Shilunga
Supervisor: Dr Lucy Edwards-Jauch
November 2013

Table of Content

Declaration…………………………………………………………………………5 Acknowledgement …………….…..………………………………………………6 Dedication….………………………………………………………………………7 Chapter One: Introduction
1.1. Introduction…………………………..…………………………………..8 1.2. Research Topic …………………………………………………………....9 1.3. Statement of the Problem …………………………………………...........9 1.4. Key Research Questions ………………..………………………………..9 1.5. Purpose and objectives of the Research………………………………….10 1.6. Scope of the study …………………………………………………………10 1.7. Significance of the study……………………………………………..……10 Chapter Two: Literature Review

2. Introduction ………………………………………………………………………11 2.1. Definitions of sexual harassment…………………………………………….. 12 2.2. Visual sexual harassment………………………………………………………13 2.3. Sexual harassment on School Girls……………………………………………13

2.4. Theories of Sexual Harassment……………………………………………...15 2.4.1. Feminist theory……………………………………………………….15 2.4.2. Feminists and Sexual harassment …………………………………...16 2.4.3. Feminist Legal Theory……………………………………………….17 2.4.4. Radical Feminist Theory……………………………………………..18 2.4.5. Human Rights Theory……………………………………………….19 2.5. Sexual Harassment Policies ………………………………………………....20 2.6. International Experiences of Sexual Harassment………………………….22 2.6.1. Sexual Harassment in Nigeria……………………………………….22 2.6.2. Sexual Harassment in Turkey……………………………………….23 2.6.3. Sexual Harassment in Mumbai Colleges…………………………….25 2.6.4. Sexual Harassment at Universities in South Africa………………..26 2.7. Sexual Harassment in Namibia ……………………………………………..27 2.8. Sexual harassment at the University of Namibia……………………………29 Chapter Three: Research Methodology and Design

3. Methodology……………………………………………………………………….31 3.1. Sampling……………………………………………………………………….31 3.2. Characteristics of population…………………………………………………32 3.3. Data collection methods and instruments……………………………………32 3.4. Reliability and Validity………………………………………………………..32 3.5. Ethical Considerations ………………………………………………………...32

Chapter Four: Data presentation and Analysis
4.0. Introduction………………………………………………………………...33 4.1. Demographic details of respondents………………………………………33 4.2. Sex of respondents………………………………………………………….33 4.3. Age of respondents………………………………………………………....34 4.4. Marital status of respondents……………………………………………...36 4.5. Faculty of respondents…………………………………………………….37 4.6. Region of respondents ……………………………………………………..38 4.7. Knowledge of sexual harassment………………………………………….39 4.8. Experiences of sexual harassment…………………………………………41 4.9. Attitudes towards sexual harassment……………………………….........46 Chapter 5:

5.1. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………..48 References ……………………………………………………………………….50

Declaration page
I, Ms Selma Puna Shilunga, Student number 201047381 wish to declare that this research work is entirely my own and does not reflect the ideas of other people without being acknowledged. I am therefore bound by the content of the project, and any errors of omission and commission that might have cropped into the project are attributable entirely to me and me alone.

Shilunga Selma Puna ______________ __________
Student name Signature Date

Acknowledgment page
This research project is a culmination of a long, hard yet rewarding journey in Sociology. First of all I would like to thank the almighty God for giving me the strength to withstand the pressures of the hectic and demanding academic life. Without him I wouldn’t have come this far. To my parents Leena Bauleth and Desiderius Shilunga your love and support, emotionally and financially, were my...

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