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Title:Sexual Harassment in Liberia: A Review
Author:Guseh, James S.
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Geographic term:Liberia
sexual offences
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Women's Issues
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
Labor and Employment
Abstract:The problem of sexual harassment in the workplace in Liberia has not received much attention in the courts and social policy. An extensive literature search produced only one fairly recent paper, by G. Kieh and D.H. Railey (1993), on the relationship between sexual harassment and employment opportunities for women in Liberia. Their main conclusions are: there are no laws on sexual harassment in Liberia; a linkage exists between sexual harassment and employment opportunities for women; the traditional societies in the rural sector have established systems for dealing with the issue. The present paper reviews Kieh and Railey's analysis and shows that their conclusions are not substantiated by Liberian laws, data and cultural norms and traditions. The paper includes reviews of relevant Liberian laws (Article 18 of the Liberian Constitution, the civil service law, the domestic relations law and the penal law) and of United States Supreme Court cases on sexual harassment that could have an impact on the decisions taken by Liberian courts. Bibliogr., notes, ref.