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Title:Women, Sexual Harassment and Employment Opportunities in Liberia
Authors:Kieh, George K.
Railey, Doris H.
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:women's employment
sexual offences
Women's Issues
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Labor and Employment
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
Abstract:Over the years women in the dominant urbanized and Westernized sector of society in Liberia have been subjected to myriad forms of sexual harassment, and male supervisors have used sexual harassment as the basis for determining the employment, retention and promotion of their female subordinates. Since the inception of the Liberian State, every regime has failed to devise legal modalities for dealing with the sexual harassment of women. The major reason is that the discussion is being held within the parameters that are set by the perennial sociocultural milieu with its emphasis on male hegemony. There is a need to make the general issue of women's rights an integral part of the current discussion on the nature of the impending post civil war society in Liberia. Notes, ref.