Tackling Sexual Harassment: Evidence from India
This project aims to understand the effects of acquiring specific skills and information on individuals’ capabilities to tackle sexual harassment directly or indirectly. To do so, it aims to test interventions targeted at men and women separately. We first aim to study the effect of perception of safety on women’s socio-economic outcomes by providing women with a safety training program. Next, we propose interventions that engage men to improve sexual harassment reporting by women. These interventions will test whether information provision and gender sensitization training for highly influential men can increase their peers’ engagement in initiatives that aim to eradicate sexual harassment. We will then study whether this translates to changes in sexual harassment reporting by women amongst their peers.