Tackling Sexual Harassment: Evidence from India
Sexual harassment imposes substantial socio-economic constraints on the victimized yet little is understood on what are effective tools to deter it. Collaborating with colleges in New Delhi, the researchers is conducting an RCT to study effectiveness of sexual harassment awareness trainings. The training is provided to men in order to study its impact on sexual harassment reported by women in their peer groups. Results show that the training increased men's awareness. There were also substantial effects of the training on inter-personal relationships between men and women, indicating higher gender segregation. A lab-in-the-field experiment suggests that this is driven by women and not men. Now researchers will study the long run persistence of these effects and their mechanisms.