PUBLIC SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN PAMPANGA
Keywords:Sexual Harassment, Public Transportation, Non-Reporting
The study examines public sexual harassment in the Pampanga public transportation system and its connection to Feminist Theory. It reveals that young adults, particularly females aged 18-25, are most vulnerable to harassment, possibly influenced by socio-cultural factors. Education levels do not significantly affect the risk of harassment, but middle-class families have a higher risk. Unmarried individuals are at a higher risk. The study also reveals that harassment is prevalent in crowded vehicles and has profound psychological consequences. Low reporting rates highlight the need for increased awareness and improved reporting mechanisms. The research also suggests a multi-faceted approach, incorporating safety strategies to mitigate risks and encourage reporting. It refutes the significance of demographic factors in determining harassment experiences or reporting behaviors, highlighting the need for comprehensive measures to safeguard individuals.