JAMMU, FEB 14: Advisor to the Chief Minister, Professor Amitabh Mattoo today emphasized effective use of legislations being enacted for prevention of sexual harassment workplace through massive awareness as still a large chunk of work force is in the dark about the provisions and effectiveness of these Acts.
The Advisor said this while speaking at a one-day awareness workshop on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Work Place organized by the Directorate of College Development Council and Jammu University Internal Complaints Committee Against Sexual Harassment (JUICCASH) at Jammu University here today.
“Dignity of women has to be maintained at work place and it is important to spread awareness among the working class, both men and women, regarding the workplace harassment and its preventions”, he maintained.
The workshop was attended by the Vice Chancellor Jammu University, Prof R.D Sharma; Director College Development Council, Rajin Kant; Registrar Jammu University, Prof Meenakshi Kilam; Presiding Officer JUICCASH, Prof Rajni Dhingra besides faculty members of other affiliated colleges and students.
The Advisor also threw light on the (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work.
While speaking on the occasion, Prof R D Sharma said University of Jammu is committed to ensure safe working and study spaces for women and to facilitate conducive work environment that respect women’s right to equality of status and opportunity. He also threw light on a Committee constituted by the University of Jammu against Sexual Harassment.