Tuesday, 21 January 2014

LETS TALK!!!!!

Women/girls form the most powerful force with an enormous potential to advance positive change in our society. It is an indisputable fact that if they are given a chance or empowered, they can do great things to the development of our communities and to the world at large. As such, there is a great need to make sure that women and girls are given a chance to unpack their capabilities for the betterment of our society.

Conversely, there are some mischievous men or boys in some schools and workplaces who abuse women or girls. Women and girls are victims of sexual harassment and studies have shown that individuals who sexually harass other people at work or at school do not stop the malpractice mainly because
the victims do not report such instances of abuse.
The abused women and girls suffer in silence due to a number of reasons like the fear of losing their jobs or harming their careers. In addition to this, the abused women and girls also feel that other people will not believe them and that nothing will be done to stop the harassment.

How do you feel when a woman/girl is being sexually harassed at school or at work?

31 comments:

mary said...

i saw this on Google plus and i didn't hesitate reading it.this is so true alot of us women are suffering in silence because the harasser is our boss and where can we report him....tell us what we can do faithzumazuma?

Patrick said...

Some times the way girls/women behave matters. Try to be strong , show that you are stable and have some one and i dnt think these bosses or supervisors can think of harassing you. Thats what i think

laurynie kamwendo said...

patrick sometimes these men dont take no for an answer and they keep on harassing you.and sometimes you can report the issue to other people whose the behaviour is just the same of your boss.in such case what can you do?......we are strong but the pressure matters

faithzumazuma said...

Mary thanks for being open, you can report the harasser to your employer.
Reporting sexual harassment may feel threatening and disruptive, but your report does two important things. It gives your employer an opportunity to correct the problem and make the harassment stop.

Patrick said...

As far as am i corcerned or the way i know boys, i dnt think i can continue pushing someone to be having afair with if am given a cold shoulder. Boses or supervisor can be good if you girls/women respect yourself, you can be saying you are strong but i dnt think its all of you.

james said...

i hate men who take advantage of small girls and women,selfish men who just want to ruin the lives and future of little and potential youthful girls....what if someone do that to your daughter,sister or mother shame to all men who do this behavior

laurynie kamwendo said...

some are weak because they feel inferior

janice brown said...

i love your posts faithzumazuma you touch matters at heart indeed we women are suffering in silence ...keep it up

moses said...

patrick what if that woman who is sexually abused is your relative?

sithembile said...

some men are sick in mind....

faithzumazuma said...

i like the arguments guys but the question still remains how do you feel when a woman harassed?....

Rose said...

its disgusting and it hurts.....big up faithzumazuma.

jane said...

wish there was a law to punish these lust men

chimwemwe said...

lets shoot these men they are ruining lives of our mothers,sisters and daughters.

Patrick said...

Its really bad seeing a man by using his post harassing girls/women around the working place and this makes those harassed being discuraged

laurynie kamwendo said...

that's it patrick now you are on the right track. it affects one performance cause whatever the victim does the boss will take it as a bad thing.no matter the skills she has,she will loose concentration.

mary said...

thanks faithzumazuma.you have helped me.i have been victimised for so long,,thank you.

Patrick said...

Hahaha Laurynie ofcouse yes its bad, but i gues you girls/women can control it.

laurynie kamwendo said...

patrick how? you are saying no and the person continues pressurizing you?

george said...

this so true one of my sisters has suffered a lot,she was even demoted from her post because she refused to sleep with a man..there should be a law to deal with such kind of bosses who do this .and sometimes even women also harass male workers and students

faithzumazuma said...

i love your arguments people and its interesting.....thank you all for your time

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faithzumazuma said...

Hie James...will find time and have a look at your blog.

Patrick said...

Ok Laurynie if is that case then i think this can be dealt by simply reporting the issue to the authorities above him. And thats why i was saying its you who can control it and controling it can be in many ways like self displine, being though or reporting .

john lee said...

i think these men should just be castrated.thats my opinion.

Patrick said...

Hahahahaa John Lee thats too much..

faithzumazuma said...

john lee hahahah how many men are we going to castrate?....patrick you think its too much?

laurynie kamwendo said...

now you are talking patrick.john lee i agree with you cause the problem will completely stop.

Patrick said...

Laurynie yah thats too much, upto the point of castrating???

Donald said...

Its really bad and unwarranted...but the big issue here is that we don't have to wait and instil fear in women. let ladies realise and let it be born in their minds that they hold their future in their own hands and therefore you must stand strong and say no to wat can damage your CV and life...remember, your destiny can only be delayed but you will be there as long as you believe in yourselves! tell me you want to do it also, then I will agree otherwise if you say no to a man, anything beyond that is harassment and rape or crime..

lemani said...

I think institutions need to have clear policies that should state in no uncertain terms that they do not condone sexual harassment and the minimum penalty to offenders should be firing, no pardon!