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R.A.

7877
ANTI-SEXUAL
HARASSMENT
ACT
OF 1995
By Cherrie Red D.

SEXU

Has any of these ever
happened to you?
• I’ve been the target of sexual
comments, jokes, teasing,
gestures, or looks;
• I have had my clothing pulled
in a sexual way;
• I have had sexual rumors
about me;
• I have had my way blocked in
a sexual way;
•I have been touched,
grabbed, or pinched in a
sexual way;

Has any of these
ever happened to
you?

• I have been shown or given sexual pictures
photographs, illustrations, messages, or notes;
• I have been physically intimidated by others
and felt unsafe in school;
• I have been penalized, threatened, or further
harassed as a result of complaining about, or
reporting sexual harassment.

chances are that you have been sexually harassed. If you answered YES to one or more of the questions. .

SECTION 3) . . request or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the other. What is Sexual Harassment? -demands. request or requirement for the submission is accepted by the object of the said act.(RA 7877. regardless of whether the demand.

growling Catcalling Asking personal questions about sexual life Repeatedly asking someone who is not interested . grunts. stories or comments Whistling. barking. Sexual Harassment can be .. verbal… Making sexual comments about someone’s body Telling lies or spreading sexual rumors  Calling someone gay or lesbian in a negative or mean way  Sexual remarks or accusations  Unwelcome sexual jokes.

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can also be physical…  grabbing or touching someone that makes them feel uncomfortable  unwanted hugging or kissing  Blocking  Brushing up against the person  Pinching in a sexual way .

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And visual…  Showing someone inappropriate pictures that makes them feel uncomfortable  obscene gestures and facial expressions  Staring  Leering  Ogling  Sending unwanted notes. letters or text messages .

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or the an intimidating. allowance r other offensive environment for the benefits. or considerations student. or the When the sexual advance result in granting of honors and scholarships. trainee or apprentice. hostile or payment of a stipend. . privileges. Kinds of Sexual Harassment QUID PRO HOSTILE QUO ENVIRONMENT When the sexual favor is made a condition to the giving of a passing grade.

QUID PRO (“this for that”) ." .” " I'll get my friends to vote for you if you take off your shirt.” " I will tell everyone you have a disease if you don't make out with me.“ “I’ll fail you in this class if you don’t give me a kiss. QUO the harasser offers something of value for sexual favors “I’ll give you an ‘A’ if you go out with me.

etc. HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT • When unwanted touching. . • physical harassment targeted at someone because of their gender identity or expression The harassment can be from staff. other students. physical appearance. or even someone visiting the school. comments or gestures are so bad or occur so often that it: • interferes with your schoolwork. • makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe • prevents you from participating in or benefiting from a school program or activity • This type of harassment could include: • ongoing catcalls or sexual comments • frequent or severe teasing toward a student related to sexuality. school volunteers. gender identity.

Sexual Harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances. including but not limited to the following: .

The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex. or a non- employee. of employer. •The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcom . • the victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct. agent of the the employer. a co-worker. anan agent lecturer. a a lecturer. • The harasser • The can becan harasser thebevictim’s the victim’ssupervisor. supervisor. in another area. a supervisor ina supervisor another area. including but not limited to the following: • The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. or a non-employee. a co-worker.Sexual Harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances.

Some Relationships in which Sexual Harassment could occur: TEACHE RS CO- YOU STUDENTS STRANGER S .

. it could be known that there are “females harassing males”. and either male or female harassing members of their own gender.Do you think women are the only ones being sexually harassed? ?? While the most common case of reported sexual harassment involves “males harassing females”.

Some Relationships in which Sexual Harassment could occur: .

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How does sexual harassment affect the victim? Physical Effects: Emotional Effects: School Performance Effects: Changes in body Anger / Irritability Acting out weight Depression Damaged Illness Loss of trust in reputation Dependence on others Drop in quality of alcohol / drugs Embarrassment work Headaches/stomac Low self-esteem Declining grades h aches Fear / Intimidated Switching schools Sleeplessness Self-blame Switching classes Ulcers Powerlessness Tardiness Truancy .

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Is it really Sexual harassment or just flirting? .

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If you are not sure about being harassed. making him/her uncomfortable. whereas harassment feels bad for the harassed. . just ask yourself this question: “Does it feel good or bad?” • Flirting feels good for both parties.

If you are not sure about being harassed. . just ask yourself this question: “Does it feel good or bad?” • Flirting feels good for both parties. whereas harassment feels bad for the harassed. making him/her uncomfortable.

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How to Deal With Sexual H arassment in School .

Tell an adult. .  It’s important that you let an adult know what is going on right away.Part 1: Make it Clear 1. teacher or your coach. consider speaking to a parent. Speak to an adult that you trust about what has happened and what should be done to stop it from continuing. If you aren’t sure who to talk to.

Please stop right now. I am going to get a teacher right now." If that does not work.Part 1: Make it Clear 2. there are times when the harasser may not realize that what they are doing or saying is making you uncomfortable. Tell them to stop  Although it’s not always the case. "What you are saying or doing makes me uncomfortable. Try saying something like." . use the word harassment in your statement to them: "Stop harassing me. Begin by telling the person that what they are doing is inappropriate and that you want them to stop.

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Don’t blame yourself. They may try to make you feel as though you are the one in the wrong for rejecting their advances or telling them to stop. or level of authority. Don’t be fooled. There is no such thing as “asking for it.” . No one has the right to sexually harass another person. they have no right to make you uncomfortable in such a manner.Part 1: Make it Clear 3. position.  People who sexually harass or bully others can sometimes be extremely manipulative. regardless of their age.

This record can help you while reporting the harassment. Save any offensive notes.Part 1: Make it Clear 4. Keep the evidence someplace you don’t have to see unless you want to if it makes you upset to look at. Keep a record of what happens. messages. texts or e-mails that you receive from the harasser as evidence of their inappropriate behavior. . you should begin writing down what happens each time you interact with him or her.  If your harasser does not stop after you've clearly told them to.

The school will likely contact your parents after speaking with you and your parents will want to know what is going on. .  Before you decide to file a complaint with your school.Ask them if they will help you speak to your teacher or other authority figure if you’re uncomfortable doing it alone.Part 2: Reporting Sexual Harassment 1.Tell your parents. let your parents know what is going on. Listen to your parent’s guidance about the situation.

your guidance counselor. you may need to escalate your complaint. bring that with resolve your sexual harassment you when you go to speak to the teacher. issue for you. Speak to a teacher. or the teachers and the school’s principal.  Speaking to a teacher is often the first complaint. If it is your teacher harassing you. File a 2. step to reporting sexual harassment in a school environment. but in the event •Make sure you explain what you have the school fails to take your already done to prevent the harassment from continuing. speak to a teacher you  It is very likely that your trust.Part 2: Reporting Sexual Harassment 3. claims seriously. .If you have been keeping a administration will be able to record of the harassment.

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2010-001 . b.CSC Resolution No. c. REFERENCES FOR FILING ADMINISTRATIVE CASE a.Memo Circular No. PNP Memorandum Circular No. and d. 2001 that promulgates the Rules and Regulations defining administrative offense of sexual harassment and prescribing the standard procedure for the administrative investigation. 01-0940. 01-0940 dated May 21. 7877. 2006-019 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of CSC Resolution No. prosecution and resolution of sexual harassment cases in public sector. Republic Act No.

yet no action has been undertaken. What if the employer of head of office did not undertake any action despite his/her knowledge of SH? The employer of head of office. R.A 7787 . educational or training institution will be held liable for the damages arising from acts of sexual harassment if they are informed by the offended party of the occurrence of such acts. Section 5.

00) nor more than twenty thousand pesos (P20. or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. .  Prescriptive period for actions arising from this Act- three (3) years.000.000. or a fine of not less than ten thousand pesos (P10. R.00). 7877 imprisonment of not less than 1 month nor more than 6 months. Penalties – Section 7.A.

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” “Sexual harassment is the same as .” “Girls like to be sexually harassed. Myths vs. Facts “Sexual harassment is a harmless joke that doesn’t hurt anyone.” “Guys cannot be sexually harassed.” “There’s nothing a person can do to stop harassment. It’s a way of complimenting someone.” “Girls ask to be sexually harassed by the way they dress or behave.