Workplace Harassment of Women in Pakistan: An Analytical Study in Islamic Perspective

  • Sadia Gulzar Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Keywords: Workplace, Islam, Pakistan, Women, Harrassment


Islamic perspective asserts that a woman plays an important role in economic development of a nation. Nevertheless, in Pakistan, women face various types of harassment at workplace. Harassment is an offensive behavior which makes an environment painfully unfriendly. In the Pakistani society, women face personal harassment which includes the use of inappropriate language and bullying at workplace. The victim may be subjected to unwanted and insulting remarks. Harassment may be both psychological and sexual in nature. There are many reasons of harassment such as male dominated society, lack of women power and unfavorable working environment. Harassment makes a woman’s job more difficult and undermines her potential to contribute in the economic development of her country. Holy Prophet (SAW) detested insult, degradation and sexual harassment. Rather, He (SAW) bestowed upon women the rights of ownership, dignity, protection and liberty which encourage women to participate in economic activities vigorously. The purpose of writing this research paper is to describe the workplace harassment of women in Pakistan, its reasons and eradication in the light of teachings of Islam. This research paper follows content analysis method.


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