Safe and Inclusive Workspaces for Women

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted March 13, 2018 from India

 

On 9th March, Monk Prayogshala@monkprayogshala conducted a tweetchat on ‘Safe and Inclusive Workspaces for Women’.

The chat began by questioning what it meant to have safe working spaces for women and went on to ask whether organisations and companies provide any measures to create safe workspaces for women. The participants were then asked whether their organisation had a working ICC and what their experience with it was. The chat then opened up to people’s views on what were the norms, practices and culture that made work places uncomfortable or unsafe for women and what it meant to have a workspace that is inclusive for all. The chat ended by asking for specific changes to practices and policies that could be taken toward making work spaces safe and inclusive for women.

This article was first published on Safecity. 

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Jill Langhus
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 14, 2018

Hi Safecity. Thanks for sharing your tweetchat story. Is there a way to be notified of the tweetchats coming up, or are they just advertised on Twitter? Are the tweetchats primarily for women in India or would they be beneficial to most women worldwide?

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 17, 2018

Hi.

Our tweetchats are held every Friday at 9 pm IST. They aren't specifically for a target audience but open to anyone who would like to join in the conversation and share their views on the topic. The more the diversity, better the insights.

We would love to have you and others join our tweetchats.
Please do share your Twitter handle and we will try tagging you before the chats.

Regards,
Safecity

Jill Langhus
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 17, 2018

Okay, thanks for the clarification:-) My Twitter account is "@jlanghus."

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Mar 23, 2018
Mar 23, 2018

Thank you!

Regards,
Safecity

Mujidah
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 19, 2018

Hi Safecity! I must commend your initiative because it is not what a lot of organisations in developing countries care about. Organisations should embrace both individual diversity awareness skills and effective organizational systems that support diversity and inclusion. Open, effective communication, as well as clear channels for feedback optimizes the opportunity for discussion of issues related to inclusion and discrimination. I hope to join you in your subsequent tweetchats.

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Apr 04, 2018
Apr 04, 2018

Hi Mujidah,

Thank you for continuously appreciating our work and sharing your thoughts.

Our tweetchats are held every Friday at 9 pm IST. They aren't specifically for a target audience but open to anyone who would like to join in the conversation and share their views on the topic. The more the diversity, better the insights.

We would love to have you and others join our tweetchats, our twitter handle is @pinthecreep .

Please do share your Twitter handle and we will try tagging you before the chats.

Regards,
Safecity

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 23, 2018
Mar 23, 2018

Hi Safecity,

I am so glad to know about this, first that a tweetchat on this subject has happened, and also because now I have learned that tweetchats happen. Another tool of computers, and another way to be in contact with you all. You have inspired me to do more through twitter, and hope to join in on some chats.

Tam

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Apr 04, 2018
Apr 04, 2018

HI Tamarack,

Thank you for your constant support and motivation.

Our tweetchats are held every Friday at 9 pm IST. They aren't specifically for a target audience but open to anyone who would like to join in the conversation and share their views on the topic. The more the diversity, better the insights.

We would love to have you and others join our tweetchats, our twitter handle is @pinthecreep .

Please do share your Twitter handle and we will try tagging you before the chats.

Regards,
Safecity

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 05, 2018
Apr 05, 2018

Thanks, tweetchats, new to me, another welcome way to stay in touch. @tamarackverrall.