- It is extremely sad to hear how women are falling prey to abuse, rapes and murder. What is even more disturbing is the sadistic nature of men who find pleasure in violating even a minor. We read of girls at the age of 6 – 7 years and even as tender as 3 years being raped and even murdered. The National and State Commission for Women should sincerely work towards creating an effective system to deal with crimes against children and women. The truth is the civil society must work collectively to overcome this problem. We will have to work together to remove the problem from its roots. SHAURYA is an organization committed to prevention of sexual harassment of all kinds, whether it is at workplace or the streets or at home.
The Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 is in place. Under the provisions of this act, the employer is made responsible for providing a safe work environment for women employees.
Acknowledging that sexual harassment is a rampant problem, especially on the streets and on public transportation, and one that impacts the lives of the harassed persons, the Supreme Court issued a country-wide standard for addressing this problem.
The Supreme Court has widened the scope of domestic violence act by ordering deletion of the words 'adult male" from it, paving the way for prosecution of women and even non-adults for subjecting a woman relative to violence and harassment.