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Harassment of Women in Pakistan
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My Dictionary defined the word as “The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacksand criticism”.Harassment is a wide term with multitude of meanings in different settings, it isimportant to put some perspective on various forms or facets of harassment.
Types of Harassment
Harassment that can occur on the playground, school, in the workforce (may it besexual harassment or verbal harassment) or any other place. Usually physical and psychological harassing behaviour perpetrated against an individual, by one or more persons. In recent years bullying in the workplace and in schools has cometo light as being much more serious and widespread than previously thought.
Psychological harassment
This is humiliating or abusive behaviour that lowers a person’s self-esteem or causes them torment. This can take the form of verbal comments, actions or gestures. Falling into this category is workplace mobbing. Community BasedHarassment — stalking by a group against an individual using repeateddistractions that the individual is sensitized to, such as clicking an ink pen.
The targeting of an individual because of their race or ethnicity. The harassmentmay include words, deeds, and actions that are specifically designed to make thetarget feel degraded due to their race or ethnicity.
Religious harassment
Verbal, psychological or physical harassment is used against targets because theychoose to practice a specific religion. Religious harassment can also includeforced and involuntary conversions.
Harassment that can happen anywhere but is most common in the workplace, andschools. It involves unwanted and unwelcome, words, deeds, actions, gestures,symbols, or behaviours of a sexual nature that make the target feel uncomfortable.Gender and sexual orientation harassment fall into this family. Involving children,"gay" or "homo" is a common insult falling into this category.
The unauthorized following and surveillance of an individual, to the extent thatthe person's privacy is unacceptably intruded upon, and the victim fears for their safety.
Violence committed directly or indirectly by a loosely affiliated and organizedgroup of individuals to punish or even execute a person for some alleged offencewithout a lawful trial. The 'offense' can range from a serious crime like murder or 
simple expression of ethnic, cultural, or religious attitudes. The issue of thevictim's actual guilt or innocence is often irrelevant to the mob, since the mobusually relies on contentions that are unverifiable, unsubstantiated, or completelyfabricated.
To persecute, harass, or torture in a deliberate, calculated, planned, manner.Typically the targeted individual is a subordinate, for example, a fraternity pledge,a first-year military cadet, or somebody who is considered 'inferior' or an'outsider'. Hazing is illegal in many instances.
Unfair treatment conducted by law officials including but not limited to excessiveforce, profiling, threats, coercion, and racial, ethnic, religious, gender/sexual, age,or other forms of discrimination.
Legal Meanings of Harassment
Harassment is the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, includingracial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to force someone to quit a job or grantsexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect a bill, or merely gain sadistic pleasure frommaking someone fearful or anxious. Such activities may be the basis for a lawsuit if dueto discrimination based on race or sex, a violation on the statutory limitations oncollection agencies, involve revenge by an ex-spouse, or be shown to be a form of  blackmail ("I'll stop bothering you, if you'll go to bed with me"). The victim may file a petition for a "stay away" (restraining) order, intended to prevent contact by the offensive party. A systematic pattern of harassment by an employee against another worker maysubject the employer to a lawsuit for failure to protect the worker.
Harassment against Women
Since the dawn of awareness in women about rights and specially after great civildisobedience in America laws were made to not only protect people of state against anykind of harassment by state or from any person in power or imposing situation. Every persons rights be it a man or a women were considered sacrosanct by law and equal.Thirty of basic and acceptable human rights are listed below:
1.All are born free and equal.2.Don’t Discriminate3.Right to Life4.No Slavery5.No Torture6.One has rights no matter where they go7.All are equal before the law8.Human Rights are protected by Law9.No Unfair Detainment.10.The right to fair trial.11.Innocent till proven guilty.12.Right to privacy.13.Freedom to move.14.Right to seek a safe place to live15.Right to Nationality16.Have Marriage and Family17.Right to own things.18.Freedom of thought19.Freedom of expression20.Right to Public Assembly21.Right to Democracy22.Right to Security23.Workers Right24.The right to play25.Food and shelter for all.26.Right for education.27.Right to have copyright.28.Right to have fair and free world29.Right to have Responsibility30.No one can take away these rights.
“These are the rights that everyone has, you don’t have to apply for them or buy them or ask for  permission to have them, THEY ARE JUST YOURS!. No matter who you are, where you from, how old youare, or anything else its just that simple. (Now some people may try to ignore your rights or violate them or  pretend they don’t exist but they can’t change the fact that they are yours for taking.”(Muhammad Ali Bin Shahid)
Women even in today modern age are having to go through disparaged by society for there deviance to there norms, which chauvinistic societies build around themselves to protect there own agendas and privileges. Harassment against women is carried out on allthe thirty basic human rights that are accepted by UN NGOs and other human rightsorganizations.Women have to go through opinionated clowns and are harassed either sexually, or bynon promotion in workplace (Glass Ceiling Effect), Sometimes they are favorably used to

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