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Sexual Harassment: South Asia
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Scholarship on sexual harassment focuses overwhelmingly on the workplace. In the South Asian context at least, women's experiences of harassment in other public spaces – the streets, forms of transportation, and recreational spaces – also must be considered. The discourses and practices that regulate women's mobility and access to such spaces – includ…

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Siddiqi, Dina, “Sexual Harassment: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0198c>
First published online: 2009

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