Two Rajya Sabha officials — secretary general Desh Deepak Verma and secretary P P K Ramacharyulu — said the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 has had less than desired impact.
Moving forward from “naming and shaming” on social media, which has been a significant manifestation of the #MeToo campaign, editors Friday offered tangible suggestions for the way forward and called for stronger more diversified newsrooms.
The highest number of complaints were received by the Finance Ministry at 21, followed by the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Defence at 16, Minister of State for the Women and Child Development Virendra Kumar told the Rajya Sabha.
The family of a senior Genpact executive who committed suicide has said that he took the extreme step because he was suspended by the company over allegations of sexual harassment without being given a chance to present “his side”.
Underlying the importance of asking questions, artist Anita Dube, also the curator of the ongoing edition of the Biennale, said: “This is a space for insurrection and discussion. It is important to raise questions.”
The JNU Students’ Union, too, wrote to the V-C Thursday demanding that the recommendations be withdrawn, and the university go back to reinstating the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH).
Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.
At a FICCI event in Mumbai, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the junior minister was better positioned to speak on the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by at least 7 women journalists.