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The brutal gang rape in Delhi last December horrified the nation and generated heated debates on the …

The brutal gang rape in Delhi last December horrified the nation and generated heated debates on the
safety of women. Given that women’s safety comprises protection from male violence as well as from sexual harassment, People Matters spoke to HR professionals and women employees from across sectors to find out whether Indian companies have mechanisms in place to make their workplaces safe from sexual predators.

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  • 1. www.peoplematters.in
  • 2. www.peoplematters.inZERO TOLERANCEIS THE BEST POLICYThe brutal gang rape in Delhi last December horrified the nationand generated heated debates on the safety of women. Giventhat women’s safety comprises protection from male violence aswell as from sexual harassment, People Matters spoke to HRprofessionals and women employees from across sectors to findout whether Indian companies have mechanisms in place tomake their workplaces safe from sexual predators By Gyanendra Kumar Kashyap and Rashmi Singh
  • 3. www.peoplematters.inWhat you must know…The Reality Check Fear of ReprisalsWhile many large private sector A closer look at different industriesfirms such as IBM, Infosys shows that while policies to protectTechnologies and Tata women against sexual harassmentConsultancy Services are known do exist, the implementation isn’t afor their strict anti-harassment norm across industries. IT and BPOpolicies, and guidelines for companies lead the pack when itwomen’s safety, it is the on-ground comes to implementation of strongimplementation of the SC’s anti-harassment policies againstguidelines across sectors that’s a women and taking safetyquestion mark. measures. By Gyanendra Kumar Kashyap and Rashmi Singh
  • 4. www.peoplematters.in
  • 5. www.peoplematters.inStrict Action is the only What needs to bedeterrent done?Large firms such as Accenture, In the last few years, some leadingHCL, Google, IBM and Hewitt have corporate have started viewingbeen quite pro-active in ensuring a safety for women employees andsafe work environment for women. sexual harassment as one issue. ItMost such companies have a multi- is necessary to make womenpronged approach so that women employees feel secure. For this,feel confident about approaching safety and sexual harassment atthe grievance cell when needed. the workplace cannot be viewed through two different prisms. For female staff, both are two parts of a larger problem. So the policies to tackle both have to be equally stringent. By Gyanendra Kumar Kashyap and Rashmi Singh
  • 6. www.peoplematters.inIn the aftermath of the brutal gang rape in Delhi on December16, 2012, the Justice Verma Committee was constituted toprepare a report on the amendments in criminal law requiredto fight sexual crimes against women. We present belowhighlights from the Report pertaining to sexual harassmentof women in the workplace. By Gyanendra Kumar Kashyap and Rashmi Singh
  • 7. For Further Information Kindly Contact +91 (124) 4148102 info@peoplematters.in www.peoplematters.in Connect with us onFebruary 2013 Subscriber Now!

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