Indeed, there is no justification for sexual harassment, but what is the society doing to stop it? Are they really working towards abating it? Or they are just there.
What if I tell you today that the society at large is doing nothing to abolish the high rate of sexual harassment because of so many factors?
If a child is being sexually harassed, the family is supposed to report immediately to the police, and file a case. But because of the reputation the family has, they would plead with the child and say, ‘please don’t say anything, just let it go; God is with you, don’t tarnish my image in the society’.
If a child is being sexually harassed, and it’s known to the society, they make them feel rejected in the sense that they stop associating with them, thus making them feel as if they are cursed. They deprive them of their rights in the society/ community. If this is done in a community, how will the victim want to voice out? We all need to stand up against all forms of sexual harassment and abuse.
Abdulrahman Fatima writes via (firstname.lastname@example.org)