Seminar conducted for sexual harassment at workplace
27th Feb 2017
The seminar was organised specifically to make female students and staff aware about “The sexual harassment of women at the workplace” – prevention, prohibition and redressal act, 2013. As per Government of India directive, the Maharashtra state commission for women had organised a training session in association with Akshara – empowering girls and women on the above subject. Our senior female faculties attended a training session about the same to guide the students in the campus. The lecture was attended by many girl students across the section and female staff of the institute. She spoke in detail about the various types of behaviours by male colleagues that can be considered as sexual harassment. This proved as an eye-opener for everyone, contradictory to popular belief that only physical misbehaviour is considered as harassment. Mental abuse, derogatory remarks also form a part of this act. She also introduced the legal framework about such cases through examples. The lecture imbibed confidence amongst students to be fearless and speak up for their rights. Girls asked a lot of questions about the legal proceedings of such an event to be prepared.