How do you know if you are being sexually harassed? Where do you draw the line? Here's what you need to know. MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is under fire after wolf whistling at a reporter in a press conference on Tuesday, May 31, and defending it days after by saying that it was "not a sexual thing. A good number of netizens accept Duterte's explanation that whistling at a woman is covered by freedom of expression.
Others are certain that Duterte violated Davao City's ordinance prohibiting catcalling women. This is committed when a person demands, requests, or requires sexual favors from another person in exchange for another thing such as hiring for employment, re-employment, or continued employment, granting favorable compensation, terms of conditions, promotions, or privileges.
Refusal to accept sexual favors would mean discrimination or deprivation of employment opportunities.
It is also sexual harassment if the sexual favors would result to abuse of rights under the labor law and and an environment that is intimidating, hostile, or offensive for the victim. This may be committed by an "employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, any other person who, having authority, influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work environment, demands, requests or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the other.
This may be committed by a "teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor, or any other person who, having authority, influence, or moral ascendancy over another Forms of sexual harassment. Under the Civil Service Commission Resolution Numbera set of administrative rules for government employees, forms of sexual harassment include:.
Under Section 3 of the ordinance, "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, made directly, indirectly or impliedly" can be considered sexual harassment.
Street harassment is among the most common forms of sexual harassment. The streets that haunt Filipino women. Street harassment can happen in public places, such as in and around public transportation, public washrooms, church, internet shops, parks, stores and malls, school grounds, terminals, and waiting sheds. According to the Philippine Statistics Authoritysexual harassment may happen in the following: Have you ever walked down the street and experienced verbal, physical, or sexual harassment?
A study conducted by the Social Weather Stations found that women are most vulnerable to sexual harassment.
Across all ages, 12 to 55 and above, wolf whistling and catcalling are the most experienced cases. Quezon City is the first city in Metro Manila to impose penalties on street harassment.
Physical forms of sexual harassment occur mostly in public transport. RA penalizes sexual harassment with imprisonment of 1 to 6 months, a fine of P10, to P20, or both.
Acts of lasciviousness, on the other hand, would mean imprisonment under the Revised Penal Code. These stories made other people. Welcome to Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change.
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