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Sexual harassment and sexual harassment policies in organisations in Ghana: Confessions of duty bearers

Show simple item record Dzorgbo, D-B.S. Ashe, A.S. 2020-02-26T09:19:41Z 2020-02-26T09:19:41Z 2015-04-17
dc.description School of social sciences colloquium en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the nature and level of implementation of sexual harassment policies in formal organizations in Ghana. That the phenomenon of sexual harassment is widespread albeit under- reported has been repeatedly stressed in the literature as well as in many friendship and intimate interaction contexts. Its incidence is high particularly among young women and therefore constitutes sexual violence against them. The repercussions of sexual harassment do not only undermine occupational well-being, health, and safety of victims but also their marriages, families, workplace productivity and thus society at large. In this paper, we interrogate the interface between sexual harassment cases and the implementation of sexual harassment policies at workplaces. More specifically, we explore the nature of sexual harassment in work organisations, the perceptions, and understandings of those who implement sexual harassment policies in workplaces as well as the level of implementation of these policies. The data come mainly from in-depth interviews with stakeholders or duty bearers. On the basis of the findings, the need to develop and implement a comprehensive sexual harassment policy at organisational levels is identified as a crucial variable in combating sexual harassment at workplaces in Ghana. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject sexual harassment en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject formal organizations en_US
dc.subject sexual violence en_US
dc.title Sexual harassment and sexual harassment policies in organisations in Ghana: Confessions of duty bearers en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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