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Workshop Series to create Awareness on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal ) Act 2013

The series is being Jointly organized by ITE&C Department, Govt. of Telangana, Centre for Social and Constitutional Studies and HYSEA(Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association)

More than 60 HR Head and ICC Members from 30 IT/ITES companies participated in the one-day workshop

HYSEA in association with ITE&C Department and Centre for Social and Constitutional Studies is organising a series of Workshops on The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. These workshops will act as refresher for HR or Administration departments and members of Internal Complaints Committees (ICC) of IT/ITES organizations. The first one day workshop of the series was held at Infosys, Gachibowli.

These sessions gain importance in view of the deluge of allegations in recent times across the country about sexual harassment of women at workplaces.

Mrs. Rama Devi,Director, Emerging Technologies and Officer on Special Duty, ITE&C Departmentinaugurated the workshop. Speaking on the occasion she said, “Women overcome several personal hurdles to be part of the workforce and when faced with harassment at workplace the challenges get compounded”. She urged them to  speak out and report the harassment instead of quitting.

She also released a Poster and Awareness Brochure designed by Centre for Social and Constitutional Studies on the occasion. Other guests who joined her in releasing the Poster and Brochure included: Mr. Murali Bollu,President, HYSEA and CEO ZenQ, Mr. Raghu Boddupally, AVP and Centre Head, Infosys, R. Srinivas Rao, COO, HYSEA and M.A. Shakeel,Advocate and Managing Trustee, Centre of Social and Constitutional Studies.

The in-depth Workshop covered important aspects of Gender Sensitization, Evolution and Salient features of SHWW (PPR) Act 2013, Constitution & Functions of Internal Complaints Committee(ICC), Reporting Mechanisms for Women, and Redressal Mechanisms for Human Resources Team.

The Key facilitators of this important workshop included Ms. Varsha Bhargavi, Gender Sensitization Trainer, Centre of Social and Constitutional Studies, Ms. M. Mandakini, Advocate, Centre of Social and Constitutional Studiesand M.A. Shakeel, Advocate, Centre of Social and Constitutional Studies.

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