Views of the Crawford University Work Place Community on Sexual Harassment

Matthias Olufemi Dada OJO, Festus Femi Asamu

Abstract


This paper surveyed the opinions of Crawford University work place community on the problem of sexual harassment. One hundred members of the University community were sampled, using simple random sampling. Questionnaires were administered to elicit the opinions of the participants on the problem of sexual harassment. The respondents acknowledged that sexual harassment is a serious social problem in Nigeria. The respondents also acknowledged that the problem of sexual harassment has negative consequences on the victims, especially, on the academic performance of the victims. The study discovered that information and policies on sexual harassment were not adequately disseminated in Nigeria society. The survey recommended, therefore, that government and different organizations should give priority to the problem of sexual harassment and the information and policies on sexual harassment should be given wide publicity in the society. People should be well educated on sexual harassment and the victims should be encouraged to lodge complaint. The legal redress should be provided to the victims free of charge and the perpetrators found guilty should be punished accordingly. Finally, people should learn to accord respect to others, especially to women in our society and individual dignity should be treated with reference.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/iss.v2i2.6517

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