Virtual gender sensitisation workshop held

  • | Saturday | 16th January, 2021

Ludhiana January 15The College of Community Science Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a virtual gender sensitisation workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 in which more than 350 non-teaching staff members of the PAU Campus Ludhiana. Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Regional Research Stations from all districts of Punjab participated. The objective of workshop was to sensitise the staff regarding the Act and to promote safe and gender neutral environment for the women staff of the institution. The Dean College of Community Science Dr Sandeep Bains in her introductory remarks emphasized that any kind of harassment to women is considered violation of women's right to equality life and liberty. It creates an insecure and hostile work environment discouraging women's participation in work and thereby adversely affecting their social and economic empowerment and the goal of inclusive growth.

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