Study of Gender Based Harrasment at Workplace in Print Media
Sachdeva Srachna (2021) 'Study of Gender Based Harassment at Workplace in Print Media' in Shailaja Punya and Kashyap Sapna (Eds.) 'Psycho Social Environmental Issues of Employees at Workplace' (PP 187-195), Bhopal India, Nitya Publications
8 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2021
Date Written: January 6, 2021
At the opening of the first parliament in 1994, President Mandela declared, 'Freedom
cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of
oppression... Our endeavors must be about the liberation of the woman, the
emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child.
Women have shown their capabilities by contributing to all walks of life. There is a
long list of female journalists who despite odds have proven their true caliber.
Working in media is already a demanding task and that too becomes very challenging
if one is a women. Despite the 24*7 working of media, these professionals uphold the
true spirit of what Nelson Mandela has said years ago. The number of female staff in
media is increasing yet the mental horizon needs to change. The #Me Too movement
let the female media practitioners to speak up of the mal-practices in media. A lot of
awareness has been created about the workplace safety and security of female staff
working in various capacities.
The present paper explores the workplace challenges and gender based issues that
affect the physical, emotional and psychological well being of women who through
their grit and creative ideas want to make a difference. The random sampling method
using purposive sampling technique through questionnaire for primary data collection
is applied and secondary data is collected through various online websites, reports etc.
Keywords: Me Too movement, Female, Media, Journalist, Challenges
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