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Women and the workplace -Radha Kumar

-The Hindu Do UN strategies to deal with Sexual Harassment and ensure gender parity offer examples to follow? For more than a century, March 8 has marked International Women’s Day — a global day celebrating the achievements of women and promoting gender equality worldwide. But as we pause to celebrate our many advances, we must also acknowledge how much remains to be done. Interlinked issues Two interconnected issues have emerg

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#MeToo: GoM likely to meet on December 10 -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu New Delhi: The first meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into Sexual Harassment at workplace is likely to take place next week, according to a senior government official. The Home Ministry has written to the members of the panel informing them of a meeting on December 10, according to the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). The GoM is headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defe

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For assistance, police and lawyers are the least desired by female victims of sexual violence

During the last 2-3 months, one has seen complaints related to Sexual Harassment surfacing on social media as part of the #MeToo campaign. Many people have questioned why the victims were so late to reveal the harassments they faced in the past. Sceptics have also asked why the victims of Sexual Harassment did not seek either legal or police help. If you have similar doubts in mind, then you sho

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The 'barefoot counsellors' of Assam who tackle women's problems anywhere, anytime -Tora Agarwala

-The Indian Express From Sexual Harassment to domestic abuse — Assam’s barefoot counsellors are lending a ear to a gamut of issues faced by women living in small towns and remote villages. Mirza, Sipajhar (Assam): Usha Devi’s phone rings off the hook but she doesn’t mind. “It could be 2 in the morning but you will never find my phone switched off,” says the 50-year-old of Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang d

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#MeToo: Disenfranchised, Defenceless Rural Women Suffer Sexual Harassment in Silence -Archana Chandola

o discourage future perpetrators from condemnable acts on their women colleagues in workplaces. It is a hugely desirable phenomenon that should result in cleansing urban workplaces of this scourge of Sexual Harassment.However, as desirable as the movement is, the current outrage largely remains confined to journalism, media, film industry, a bit of academia and a few other urban professions. The phenomenon of men in positions of power taking advantage

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Spike in Sexual Harassment plaints to NCW this year -Ambika Pandit

-The Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women has received 2,383 complaints pertaining to Sexual Harassment at workplace since 2015. The numbers have been increasing with each passing year with a visible spike this year with over 750 complainants approaching NCW for redressal till October. 14 complainants came forward just in the last one month after the #MeTooIndia campaign took social media by storm.As the number of complaints

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'Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions'

-The Hindu PIL plea says it will help check abuse against women The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a PIL petition to extend the Vishakha guidelines against Sexual Harassment in workplace to ashrams, madrasas and Catholic institutions. The Vishakha guidelines introduced by the apex court in 1997 were evolved into a parliamentary law called the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Preventio

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TheyToo: What about men and the third gender? -Sriparna Ray

tened I would lose my job if I didn’t comply — sounds like an excerpt from one of the hundreds of accounts of women that have been doing the rounds on social media? Well, it is a story of Sexual Harassment at the workplace all right, but it is unlikely to find a place in the current #MetToo narrative — because the statement comes from a man. Amarpreet Kaur, the founder of HR Consulting company HRHelpdesk, ran a survey called Mahil

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After #MeToo: Legal System Needs Change -Subodh Varma

dressal that is currently made available through the police and courts. This aspect is not a solution to the whole issue of women’s subjugation, but it certainly helps in the fight for justice. Sexual Harassment at the workplace is a specific category within the larger experience of violence by women. And, it is here – in the way our legal justice system works for complaints of Sexual Harassment More »

Explained: When and where the Sexual Harassment law holds, against whom -Vrinda Grover

whom does she approach? Does the law cover a complaint that is made several years after the alleged incident? Vrinda Grover, an advocate at the Supreme Court, explains. * Do the provisions of the Sexual Harassment law cover only situations in which both parties were employed by the same organisation at the time of the incident? The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and

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