SRCW conducts workshop on sexual harassment of women at workplace

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Dimapur, March 28: A workshop on sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, organized by the State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW ), was held on March 26-27 at Government Polytechnic Institute, Kohima and District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Chiechama.
The SRCW has been empanelled by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, GoI to impart training programmes/workshop on the above cited Act. The Act was enacted to ensure safe working spaces for women and to build enabling work environments that respect women’s right to equality of status and opportunity.
Some key information provided during the workshop were the Act caters to every women working in organized/ unorganized and public/ private sector; the Supreme Court defined sexual harassment as any unwelcome, sexually determined physical, verbal, or non-verbal conduct; for redressing of complaints relating to sexual harassment of women at workplace, every organization private or public should have an Internal Complaints Committee; however an organization private or public that has less than 10 number of employees shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Local Complaints Committee constituted by the Deputy Commissioner at the District level; SHe- Box (Sexual harassment electronic – Box), an initiative of Ministry of Women and Child Development, GoI, is an online complaint management System. Complaints can be registered at www.shebox.nic.in; Victims may call Women Helpline (WHL)- 181, a 24 x7 toll free number catering to women in distress or Visit Sakhi – One Stop Centers located in Kohima and Dimapur.
The resource persons were Gracy Ayee, Meneno V, Lanuienla Imchen, Renthunglo Kikon and Jitsiasa Nyusou from SRCW and WHL- 181. IEC materials were also disseminated.
The participants included students/trainees and faculties of the institute. Keyiekhru Rhutso, Principal Government Polytechnic Institute, Kohima acknowledged the SRCW for creating awareness on significant issues related to women and that the institute will strengthen their redressal mechanism.
(Page News Service)