Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Talk at IISc about Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This talk will address the history of sexual harassment as an employment concern and the issue in India - leading up to the Vishaka guidelines. More recently, Parliament has enacted a law on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace.The talk will focus on the new act and duties of employers as well as how complaints can use the Act to have complaints of sexual harassment addressed.

The talk is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, 24 October 2013), and the speaker is Aarti Mundkur, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. Here's the speaker bio:

Aarti Mundkur is a founder member of the Alternative Law Forum (ALF), Bangalore. She was with ALF for 11 years mainly for women in distress, domestic violence and sexual harassment. She also served on the Juvenile Justice Board, Bangalore for two years. She has a masters degree in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a degree in law from Bangalore University.


  1. Phani said...

    As long as there are administrators who protect offending professors and let the girl students suffer and leave the institute, there is no hope. Some chairmen don't even accept complaints, what to talk of action? The whole system is biased towards faculty. The more success (read awards, papers, citations) a professor has, the more immunity the system bestows on him. Sad. India is no place for girls. IITs and IISc no exception to this.

  2. Prithwiraj Mukherjee said...

    Just found this on the IISc facebook group. Thankfully the poster does not seem to be from IISc

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