Empowering Workplace: Building Awareness on Preventing Sexual Harassment

The National Commission for Women (NCW) organized an awareness training on the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal Act, 2013) for government employees in Leh district. The training took place on July 17 at the DC Conference Hall.

District Social Welfare Officer, Nilza Angmo, extended a warm welcome to the NCW team.

The primary objective of the training was to familiarize employees from various departments with the rules and provisions of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act and to enhance their awareness on this important subject.

During an interactive session, Psychologist Shirisha Sathe delivered a presentation, offering insights into the evolution of the PoSH Act and the definition of Sexual Harassment in the workplace, supported by several case studies. She elaborated on the different forms of sexual harassment and emphasized the impact such behavior has on women, stressing the significance of education and awareness. Additionally, she explained the process of filing complaints with the Internal Committee (IC) for aggrieved women and the responsibilities of the organization in handling such cases.

DSW officer, Nilza Angmo, pointed out that while cases of sexual harassment are infrequent in the region, they are not non-existent. She also highlighted the lack of understanding regarding PoSH laws and the necessary procedures, despite women constituting 50% of the workforce in the area.

In conclusion, Nilza Angmo expressed her gratitude to the NCW team for the informative session and reaffirmed that the training would raise awareness among employees, benefiting them in the long term. She extended her appreciation to the staff for their active participation in the training.

The training was attended by employees from various departments of Leh district.

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