SEMINAR ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AGAINST WOMEN
(Prevention, Protection and Redressal), Act, 21013
Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Lawyers conducted the seminar on Sexual Harassment Against Women on 28th November 2013. Mrs. K. Santhakumari, President, presided over the seminar and Advocate Shiela Jayaprakash spoke on what the law says. Trade Union Activist Vahida Nizam spoke on the “challenges and opportunities”. Seema Agrwal, IPS, Inspector General of Police,explained about the problems faced by the victims and solutions available for them. The speeches were followed by interaction session. In the seminar, it was resolved to request the Law Commission to bring the following amendments:
- To make rules immediately for the effective implementation of the Act.
- To have an implementing / executing Agency.
- Every committee constituted under the Act for a period of three years. When the victim is not comfortable with the committee constituted by the employer, permission to alter the committee or reconstitute the committee to be provided.