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Understanding Safe Workplaces and your Rights at Internships

SHLC x WDCs WORKSHOP
UNDERSTANDING SAFE WORKPLACES AND YOUR RIGHTS AT INTERNSHIPS

Sexual Harassment Law Compliance Advisory, in collaboration with the Women Empowerment Cell of Kirori Mal College, and the Women’s Development Cells of Kamala Nehru College and Hindu College organised a workshop on “Understanding Safe Workplaces and your Rights at Internships” on 31 October 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

The workshop helped create awareness and sensitisation on the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the rights of interns. It focussed on sensitisisng students on their rights, duties and details of redressal mechanisms.

Some of the topics that the workshop covered were:

  • Applicability of the POSH act.
  • Redressal mechanisms of the POSH act.
  • Awareness about the rights of students at internships.
  • Introduction to important terms and definitions under the POSH Act, such as Internal Committee, Local Committee, Aggrieved Woman etc.
  • Changes in workplace culture owing to the global pandemic and “virtual sexual harassment”.

The speakers for the session were Ms. Himangi Kapoor, Advocate, and Ms. Aparajita Amar, Advocate and Founder, SHLC.

Here is what our participants have to say about the workshop:

“I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the “Understanding Safe Workplaces and Your Rights at an Internships” workshop conducted by the SHLC Advisory, especially for the emphasis it laid on the POSH Act, procedure to file a complaint and the redressal system. Getting to know about my rights at internships was the best takeaway. I am confident that not only will I be able to use my rights as and when required but will also spread the message about the same with people I know”.
Vidhi, Head Coordinator at SAHAS, Women Empowerment Cell, Kirori Mal College.

“SHLC conducted a brilliant workshop to make students and young adults aware of their rights in the workplace and professional spaces. The workshop was concise and structured in a way that could be understood by all. It was an enlightening experience and a step towards spreading awareness among our youth”.
Ananya Srivastava, President, Women’s Development Cell, Hindu College.

“It was an incredibly insightful workshop. The polls, questions and various popular examples helped in making the workshop interactive and engaging for all the people who attended. There were so many new things to learn and unlearn and WDC, KNC is glad that it could help in organising it”.
Deeksha Pareekh, Co – Convenor, Women’s Development Cell, Kamala Nehru College.

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