Introduction

We are seeking the opinions of people in India about their perspectives and experiences of the use of mobile devices for sexual harassment, as part of a wider global comparative research project on the subject.  Thank you very much for taking the time to contribute. 

We are as eager to hear from people who have not been harassed as we are from those who have been harassed.  There are no right or wrong answers, and it is your opinions that are of most importance.  The survey should only take about 20 minutes to complete, and we hope that you will find it interesting.  All answers are anonymous, and there are places where you can add your own additional comments if you would like to. The Survey has been approved through the Royal Holloway, University of London, ethical approval process.

We use the following definitions:

  • “Mobile devices” are any digital device that can readily be taken with you, such as mobile phones or tablets
  • “Harassment” includes repeated attempts to impose unwanted communications and contact upon a victim in a manner that could be expected to cause distress or fear in any reasonable person.  It can be physical, verbal, or non-verbal.
  •  “Sexual harassment” is the unwelcome making of sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature (see http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/pdf/whatissh.pdf for a detailed UN Women Watch definition)

We very much hope that you will indeed contribute to this survey so that your opinions can make a difference and influence policy.  Should you have any dificulties completing this survey, please contact us at https://ict4d.org.uk/contact .

With very many thanks

Professor Tim Unwin, Anushruti Vagrani and Dr. Bushra Hassan