The program gives you the overall concepts and understanding of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. It also gives you an understanding of the prevailing patriarchal system, masculinity in historic perspectives and various other factors fostering gender discrimination. These have a direct impact on sexual harassment at workplaces which has drawn a lot of visibility through media and governmental institutions. The program illustrates a number of stories, videos, scenarios and self-reflections to internalize the learnings and legal provisions that have been highlighted to address the issues and make the workplace safe and conductive to work at.
|Time Commitment||8-9 hours including 5:30 hours of video content.|
|Who is this program for||The target audience for the program is all male & female employees working in corporates and academia.|
The concept of gender is not only about being a man or a woman. In fact, you are expected to behave according to your gender. People use the term “sex” and “gender” interchangeably. But while connected, the two terms are not equivalent. The main objective of the program is to understand how gender stereotypes get perpetuated in our society and social control is operated through these stereotypes. Back: Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Sexual Harassment
PDF: Understanding Gender
PDF: Gender Perpetuation
PDF: Patriarchal Control Over Women’s Lives
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Dr. Shaily Bhashanjali is an acclaimed speaker, author on issues related to caste, gender equality and governmental institutions. She has a Doctorate degree in Sociology and Post-Graduation in Management. She has been a management faculty for almost two decades in reputed institutions. Her articles on social issues have been published in numerous magazines and journals. Besides academics, she has seasoned media skills and also has been an active speaker on gender and socio-political issues on All India Radio.
The male dominating society considers male to be the superior gender. In this program, you will attain the knowledge of how our history, home, schools, religion and our society are the reasons for gender inequality faced by the people. The program addresses the basic challenges, situations and possible solutions for the benefits of the society. Back: Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Sexual Harassment
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PDF: Gender Sensitization And The Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplace [Prevention Prohibition & Redressal ] Act 2013
Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava
Dr Sanjay Shrivastava is an acclaimed author and researcher on Gender and Globalization issues. He is a Professor of Sociology in the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and a Ph.D in Social Anthropology from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has actively worked with UNDP, Governmental organizations, NGOs and internationally sponsored projects on Gender issues. He is also a visiting professor of King’s College, London; University of Goettingen, Germany and Institute for Developing Economies, Tokyo. He has a number of books and articles on the subject.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment(POSH) is a burning issue in the contemporary scenario. Movements like ‘Me Too’ have brought into the forefront the lack of awareness and ignorance in the society towards sexual harassment. This module brings forward issues and challenges in this critical area and provide legal guidelines to effectively address them. Back: Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Sexual Harassment
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PDF: Changes in Laws
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Ms. Shriya Maini is an award winning lawyer practicing at the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court at New Delhi. She specializes in dispute resolution (both civil, criminal and matrimonial). A gold medalist from Gujarat National Law University, Post Graduated in Laws from the University of Oxford, U.K. She is also a visiting Professor for International Criminal Law at National Law University, Delhi and Lloyd Law College, Noida and currently serves as an external member on the Internal Complaints Committee at Lloyd Law College, Noida.
Gender inequality has been traditionally engraved in our psyche by various factors like - our lifestyle, social values, traditions and culture. This program addresses the root cause and it prepares us for change in our society and workplace to overcome Gender discrimination, inequality, patriarchy with suitable stories, illustrations and videos in a very simple and effective manner. Back: Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Sexual Harassment
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Dr Abhijit Das is a researcher and one of the global pioneers on involving men for Gender equality. He is a Director of the Centre for Health and Social Justice(CHSJ), in India and Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He has been an invited speaker on many national and international platforms including the United Nations and the European Union. He is associated as an advisor with various policy making bodies in India including the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the National Human Rights Commission.
Sexual harassment” includes any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behavior (whether directly or by implication) namely: (1) Physical contact and advances; or (2) A demand or request for sexual favors; or (3) Making sexually colored remarks; or (4) Showing pornography; or (5) Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
- Sending suggestive written correspondence, either traditionally or electronically.
- Sharing sexually unsuitable images or videos, such as pornography, with other employees.
- Continually asking a person out for social events like dates.
- Sharing vulgar jokes or sexual anecdotes.
- Gazing at a person in a sexually suggestive or distasteful manner, or whistling.
- Making sexual remarks about appearance or body parts.
- Non-stop babbling of a sexual nature.
- Sexual glances such as leering and ogling with distasteful overtones.
- Cornering or rough treatment of an employee
The consequences to the individual employee can be many and serious. In some situations, a harassed woman risks losing her job or the chance for a promotion if she refuses to give in to the sexual demands of someone in authority. In other situations, the unwelcome sexual conduct of co-workers makes the working conditions hostile and unpleasant- putting indirect pressure on her to leave the job. Sometimes, the employee is so traumatized by the harassment that she suffers serious emotional and physical consequences and very often, becomes unable to perform her job properly.
These are the Internal Committees/IC and the Local Committees/LC. These Committees serve double purposes, namely, to inquire into complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace and also to generate awareness and take preventive steps in order to ensure that the work environment is conducive to the participation of women employee.
The constitution of the ICC includes:
- At least half of the total members to be women.
- Presiding Officer- senior level woman employee.
- At least two members nominated from the amongst employees preferably committed to the cause of women or who have experience in social work.
- Equal pay
- Career opportunities
- Having children while building a career
- Work-life balance
- Equal pay for the jobs or roles which are the same.
- No barriers for women to participate fully in the workplace
- No discrimination against women with regards to their family and caregiving responsibilities.
- Equal access to leadership positions.
- Speak up and say “NO”.
- Confront the harasser and explain how you felt.
- Document the incident, note down witnesses, and gather the evidence.
- Take it to the HR or to the POSH Committee or to the management.