'SH(OUT) - Sexual Harassment Out' aims to spread awareness in all sectors on what amounts to sexual harassment and what measures are required to be taken for its prevention.

Hyd police launch initiative to encourage women to speak out on sexual harassment
news News Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 08:29

In a welcome initiative, the Hyderabad city police on Friday flagged off an initiative titled 'SH(OUT) - Sexual Harassment Out: We are listening' in association with SHE Teams and Soroptimist International, where they discussed sexual harassment and urged women to speak out against it. 

The inaugural event conducted at Taj Krishna had Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar and Olympian P V Sindhu as Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively. Those who had gathered explained the provisions and redressal measures that were outlined in the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013.

Speaking at the event, Anjani Kumar said that the vision of the initiative was to spread awareness across working women in all sectors on what amounts to sexual harassment and what measures are required to be taken for its prevention. The initiative’s promise is to take awareness on prevention on sexual harassment at workplace to the grassroot level through a series of programs and other activities in the next 24 months.

Addl Commissioner of Police, Crimes and SIT, Shikha Goel, who is also in-charge of the SHE Teams said that the first event held on Friday was for influencers and key decision makers who in turn will be able to implement this at their workplaces. The participants represented a diverse group including representatives from companies like TCS, Infosys, Cyient, ADP, Cognizant, Uber, Apollo hospitals, Amazon, KIMS hospitals, Mariott hotels, Novartis, Uber, L&T Metro, Ramoji Films, Osmania University and Telugu Film chambers of commerce among others.

During the symposium, the various provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibiton, and Redressal) Act, 2013 were explained to the delegates with specific inputs on roles and responsibilities of the organisations, constitution and functions of an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and reporting and redressal mechanism for women employees.  

 

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