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Posted at: Feb 12, 2018, 2:29 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2018, 2:29 AM (IST)SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE

Admn to hold workshops in district

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 11

In a bid to create awareness against the sexual harassment of women at workplace, the Jalandhar administration has decided to organise district, sub-division and block-level workshops across the district.

Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, today said the workshops would be organised as a flagship programme of the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”. He said woman empowerment was the need of the hour but safeguarding the dignity and honour of the women should also be accorded top priority.

The Deputy Commissioner said the women must be provided with a congenial atmosphere at workplace, for which they must be made aware about their rights regarding protection from sexual harassment. The purpose behind organising the workshops is to ensure that women are made aware of the laws like Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace, Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act 2013 and others, aimed at ensuring the equality for the women at the workplace, besides making them feel safe and secure, he added.

He said in total, around 16 workshops would be held in Jalandhar for achieving the target adding that one such workshop would be held at the district-level, five at the sub-divisional level and 11 at the block-level.

Sharma said the participation of maximum number of women would be ensured in these workshops. Likewise, he said students of schools and colleges would also be roped in for these workshops so that they could be sensitised on the issue.

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