Learning to Deal with Workplace Harassment

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted July 25, 2019 from India

Does workplace sexism exist? Yes, it definitely does. The Heads of HR, Occupational Engagement, CSR and a member of an Internal Committee showed us real life examples of workplace harassment.

We conducted a workshop creating awareness about the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (POSH) Act for Suzlon members heading CSR across the country, Occupational Engagement team, HR, Company Doctors and interns. The workshop was conducted by Tania Echaporia on 10th April 2019 at Suzlon One Earth, Pune.

With the aim of creating awareness about the POSH Act and how it translates in everyday work life, the workshop included topics like gender, biases and stereotypes, sexual harassment, sections of the Indian Penal Code, working of the Internal Committee, Consent and how all of it is interlinked. With the help of various games, activities, group discussions, role play and fun, we had team members of Suzlon from all over India thinking about safety, comfort and the workplace from a whole new light.

Many of the members shared experiences of gender biases they had seen, faced or heard of, while Jasmine shared her insights from being on the organisation’s Internal Committee. The day ended with aware, sensitized adults who aimed to make their own teams and workplaces safe for all and encouraged one another to share their stories.

You can check out more pictures of the workshop here.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/safecity.in/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1229888407171200

*This blog was first published on Safecity.

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Beth Lacey
Jul 25, 2019
Jul 25, 2019

This is much needed workshop- this form of abuse exists everywhere

Jill Langhus
Jul 26, 2019
Jul 26, 2019

Great job, Elsa! Thanks for sharing this post and recent workshop. I hope you do more of these to spread even more awareness on this topic. I'm glad to see there are a lot of men present in this workshop, too, so more are aware what a big problem this is, and we can all work together to improve, and eradicate this problem.

Hope you're having a great Friday!

Wusufor
Jul 27, 2019
Jul 27, 2019

Well done and thanks for sharing. It's one of the hidden or shy away topic in our cultural set ups and I am very glad you are handling it. Great weekend to you

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

Hello, Elsa,

Yes, workplace sexism unfortunately still exists. Thanks for conducting a workshop for awareness. Thanks for sharing the link of the photos, too.

Congratulations for the success of this event!

maeann
Oct 13, 2019
Oct 13, 2019

Hi Elsa,

Thanks for sharing. This workshop is very helpful.

Anita Shrestha
Oct 28, 2019
Oct 28, 2019

Really high contribution of society, you are doing well and very insightful to us

Akshaya9
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hi Elsa,
Hope you doing fine. Thank you for sharing this . You do a good job and keep up the good work dear.

Have a nice day.

Chioma Nwaoha
Apr 23
Apr 23

Thank you for sharing Sister.
Please stay safe and happy.

Julie Desai
May 18
May 18

Thank you for sharing

Catherine Honore
May 18
May 18

Awareness on such an issue is so vital. Congratulations on conducting a much needed workshop. Your efforts are needed and I admire you for your drive. Don't stop.