Gender and Violence: Sexual Harassment in Society


Dr. Saiqa Anne Qureshi, a sociologist from the University of California, San Francisco, was invited to conduct a guest lecture on the topic "Gender and Violence: Sexual Harassment in Society" in conjunction with International Women’s month. The guest lecture successfully attracted 60 students enrolled in Sociology I and English Composition I modules in Taylor’s ADP program.


Dr. Saiqa highlighted the pertinent issues surrounding this topic, namely, Child Marriage, Rape, Date Rape, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Female Genital Mutilation and so on during the interactive session. The students actively forwarded numerous questions on Gender Based Violence and contributed to the discussion on how to go about addressing these pressing issues within delicate cultural contexts and to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended, and the victims are given the support and assistance that they deserve.