HYDERABAD: The issue of sexual harassment has always attracted the attention of all humane sections of societies the world over. While most women do not report sexual harassment, and for those who do, what follows is a predictable pattern of denial by the perpetrators and ridicule and humiliation at the hands those in whom the victims confide. However as awareness in the wake of recent laws and platforms for interaction has increased, there are slow but perceptible changes in society’s reactions to cases of sexual harassment and abuse. Our society is now becoming accepting of the dark reality and also taking steps to prevent the reprehensible act.

A positive impact of such a change is that women who are forced into silence in villages and small towns, will have the inspiration to speak up. The movement of #MaiBhi needs to spread out to workplaces, feudal environments and wherever there are social interactions.

Sarosh Jaffrey

Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2018.

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