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Tackling sexual harassment I: Evidence from a developing country
Last registered on October 20, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Tackling sexual harassment I: Evidence from a developing country
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003678
Initial registration date
December 30, 2018
Last updated
October 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Warwick
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2019-01-01
End date
2020-07-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Goal 5 of the sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women in public and private spheres and to undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources and access to ownership of property. Government of India has identified ending violence against women as a key national priority too. Brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old woman in 2012 in the capital of India led to an outcry against public apathy towards endemic sexual assault and harassment against women. A UN women’s study showed that 92% of women surveyed in Delhi had suffered from either sexual, visual or verbal harassment. Pervasive sexual harassment can have debilitating impacts on psychological, economic and social lives of the harassed.Tackling sexual harassment is difficult when there is a lack of reporting by survivors which can perpetuate harassment. Stigma attached to survivors of sexual harassment or assault reduces the likelihood that it gets reported to the police. This creates a lack of knowledge on prevalence of harassment. . Lack of information on sexual harassment can create public apathy towards it.
This project aims to undertake interventions to understand what is the role of lack of information about different aspects of the issue (incidence, intensity) and whether sensitization can help.



External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
sharma, karmini. 2019. "Tackling sexual harassment I: Evidence from a developing country." AEA RCT Registry. October 20. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3678-7.1.
Former Citation
sharma, karmini. 2019. "Tackling sexual harassment I: Evidence from a developing country." AEA RCT Registry. October 20. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3678/history/55497.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
A Information for detection: Raising awareness and legal knowledge about sexual harassment and its detection.
B Information intervention : Providing information about sexual harassment, prevalence,its impact and and steps to intervene, gender norms and relation with harassment, legal information on sexual harassment.
C Sensitization: Sensitization about stereotypes, gender and its relation to harassment and violence.
Intervention Start Date
2019-02-19
Intervention End Date
2019-03-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Attitudes and outcomes related to sexual harassment.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
A.Randomly selected individuals are provided with information on sexual harassment detection.
B.Students in randomly selected classes are provided information on prevalence, legal knowledge, norms and its relation to harassment
C.Students in second group of randomly selected classes are provided with sensitization training.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual randomization for interventions in A
Class level randomization for interventions in B and C
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
150 classes
Sample size: planned number of observations
For A+B+C 7000 students 150 classes
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1) 790 students for intervention in A and 790 students in the control group.
2) 37 classes for information intervention B and 38 for control group.
3) 37 classes for sensitization training C and 38 for control group.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee, University of Warwick
IRB Approval Date
2018-12-20
IRB Approval Number
HSS 45/18-19
Analysis Plan

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