Tag Archives: Women

India gets its first online course on sexual harassment act

The Centre for Social Research in New Delhi has launched an online course on the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act, in partnership with Rainmaker, to help women gain awareness of the law and the options available to those who

CAT finds illegality in law against sexual harassment at workplace

The manner of appointing members to the internal committees to probe complaints under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, has been termed “unconstitutional” by the Central Administrative Tribunal’s (CAT) Bangalore Bench. Read More

Why have Domestic Violence Act if Maharashtra Government can’t enforce it, asks Bombay high court

MUMBAI: The state government should move the Centre to repeal the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act if it can not implement it, said an angry Bombay high court on Tuesday. Read More

Women cell confirms sexual harassment by department head in KAU

KOCHI: In the latest in a series of sexual harassment allegations at Kerala Agricultural University in Thrissur, the women complaint committee for sexual harassment in the KAU found a male faculty guilty of sexually abusing a female colleague and has

Women’s Panel Chief Concerned Over Misuse of Law

MYSORE: A committee will be set up to suggest guidelines to prevent sexual harassment of women at work places, Karnataka State Women’s Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa said. Read More

Mahila Congress to set up complaints panel on sexual harassment

The All India Mahila Congress has decided to set up an internal complaints committee to deal with cases of sexual harassment following the guidelines under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Read More

Misogynistic comments by politicians embarrass India abroad

Indian on Wednesday found itself on an embarrassing position at the 58th UN session on the Committee on Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) with the United States delegation taking serious cognizance of the

NCW could soon make arrests in cases of domestic violence, police apathy

New Delhi: The government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work places and also plans to extend NCW’s jurisdiction to