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Cyber Space - A Tool of Sexual Harassment




Sexual Harassment, Women, Cyber Crime, Technology


The present era is marked by two things: heavy reliance on technology and virtual space. But behind the interfusion of these two there exists a world of potent threat and risks. These threats and risks are very much latent in nature and mostly the one committing it or the one upon whom it is committed are extremely difficult to be identified. In a Dynamic Technological Era, the whole world is in fingertips of the individual in second's time through the cyber medium popularly known as NET (Internet). Besides having one of the largest numbers of Internet users in the world, India also has some of the highest statistics of sexual harassment globally. Harassment that women face 'offline' - on the streets, at home, or even at the workplace, is now being directed online as well. Although there are various laws that are made for protection of women even in work place but due to lack of proper implementation and interpretation of law, it has not been quite effective in protecting women. This Paper explores gendered dimensions of cybercrimes like adult bullying, cyber stalking, hacking, defamation, morphed pornographic images, and electronic blackmailing designed to inflict intimidation, control, and other harms are frequently committed by perpetrators who, for many reasons, are unlikely to be identified or punished. This paper tries to highlight the condition of women of cyber victimization and tries to identify the legal safeguards available to women against cyber crimes.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I40567
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2018
Page(s): 628-632

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