Experience of Women on/over Safety

Sneha Thacker MBA –Finance
Glennis Kurien MBA – Finance
Vaibhavi Purohit MBA – HRM

Introduction
The protection of women from all forms of abuse and oppression is now a national duty and a national task. To ensure the security of the women in the country, the entire population should be well educated and the laws should be very tough against every kind of crime.

Objective

To understand the underlying phenomenon of this problem.

Literature review

The study by Dutta, C. (2020) revealed that Violence against women tends to increase during times of emergency, including epidemics. Older women and women with disabilities are likely to have additional risks and needs. The poor are unable to stock-up daily essentials and cannot afford to stay home. Globally, more women live in poverty than men. Globally 8.3 percent women and 7.8 percent men live in poverty The situation of women with violent partners under the same roof during lockdown has been completely ignored. The availability of functional helplines and access to support from relatives and friends is important. Helplines for gender based violence were diverted for COVID-19.

According to the study by Gurmesa, T. D. (2021) states that women recognized a variety of incidents in their workplaces. The subthemes under this theme include verbal, non-verbal, and physical types of workplace harassment and perpetrators. The participants noted that the perpetrators were agents, colleagues, customers, supervisors, and owners. Although they did not categorize the incidents, the research team classified their experiences as verbal, non-verbal, and physical types of harassment . women working in hospitality workplaces faced mental and behavioural, physical, and reproductive health consequences due to frequent sexual harassment.

Data collection
Based on the problem, five questions on Likert scale were framed. We approached 100 students to fill up their responses in the Google form. The data was downloaded in an excel file. Data gathered was analyzed using t-stat.

Data analysis

Q.1 Q.2 Q.3 Q.4 Q.5
Mean 3.38 3.21 3.61 3.12 3.05
S.D 1.23 1.44 1.16 1.24 1.30
S.E 0.12 0.14 0.11 0.12 0.13
Z 3.07 1.45 5.24 0.96 0.38
Positive Neutral Positive Neutral Neutral

Conclusion
1. Women experiencing eve teasing many times on road are more
2. Women not getting any help from the people present on the road are less
3. Most of the women have received obscene messages through social media
4. Women have less experienced domestic violence
5. Women who have experienced workplace harassment before are few

References
Acharya, S. S., Mukherjee, M., & Dutta, C. (2020). The shadow pandemic in india: ‘staying home’ and the safety of women during lockdown. Gender Forum, (76), 46-61,65-66. Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/shadow-pandemic-india-staying-home-safety-women/docview/2454694408/se-2?accountid=141537

Worke, M. D., Koricha, Z. B., & Gurmesa, T. D. (2021). Perception and experiences of sexual harassment among women working in hospitality workplaces of bahir dar city, northwest ethiopia: A qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 21, 1-18. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11173-1