A one-day seminar on ‘Women and Employment-Gender Based Harassment at Workplace’ was organised by the Citizens’ Alliance for Re-empowerment (CARE)’ under the aegis of National Commission for Women (NCW) New Delhi at TNL Hall, Ukhrul district on Saturday.
Ten resource persons spoke on related topics such as workplace, gender-based harassment, physical and mental harassment at workplace, women of vulnerable section at workplace etc. The resource persons also shared their views on how to handle gender- based harassment at the workplace, it said.
The further stressed on the roles of civil bodies in preventing gender-based harassment at workplace, it stated. The speakers also observed the benefits of empowering women at workplace and called for giving emotional and psychological support to victims of gender based harassment at workplace, it stated. Guidelines for preventing victims of gender based harassment at workplace and legal remedies for victims of gender- based harassment at workplace were also laid forth, it added.
The release added that chairperson Child Development and Welfare, Columbus, Leisan in the key note address noted that thousands of youth migrated to metropolitan cities in search of employment whereby they encountered different forms of gender based harassment.
Leisan also mentioned that almost all the victims preferred to keep the matter hidden for various reasons which factor is giving the perpetrators a license to resort to more harassment with impunity, the released said.
The chairperson in his speech also sought the support of the citizens in preventing such harassment instead of solely depending on the law enforcing agencies, it stated.
The deputy commissioner further said that National Commission for Women has sponsored such seminar with a purpose to generate mass awareness to stop and eradicate gender based harassment at workplace, it added.