Nearly all the women who responded to a new research said they had experienced non-verbal and physical sexual harassment in Iran.
The probe was conducted on 350 women between ages of 25 and 50 in the city of Sari, capital of Mazandaran Province in northern Iran. The results were published in the “Social Welfare” quarterly magazine.
Researchers categorized sexual harassment under subdivisions of physical, visual, verbal and sexual measures threatening, intimidating, humiliating and insulting women. All the women who took part in this survey had experienced non-verbal sexual harassment, nearly 90% had experienced verbal sexual harassment and nearly 95% had undergone physical harassment.