“Participants gain valuable insights into tackling trafficking and ensuring safe workplaces for women”
In a concerted effort to address the pressing issues of human trafficking and workplace harassment, the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) Regional Centre in Mohali recently organized an online training programme. The event focused on two crucial topics: “Prevention of Trafficking of Women & Children” and the “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013.”
The training programme, which attracted participants from diverse backgrounds, aimed to equip attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to combat trafficking and create safe environments for women in the workplace. The sessions covered various aspects, including legal frameworks, preventive measures, identification of victims, and support systems.
Experts shared their insights on the alarming rise of human trafficking
During the programme, experts shared their insights on the alarming rise of human trafficking and emphasized the need for collective action to prevent and combat this heinous crime. They highlighted the importance of raising awareness, strengthening law enforcement, and promoting community involvement to effectively tackle trafficking and protect vulnerable individuals.
Legal obligations of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013
Additionally, the training shed light on the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, which mandates organizations to establish Internal Complaints Committees (ICCs) and take proactive measures to prevent harassment. Participants learned about the legal obligations of employers, employees’ rights, and the mechanisms available for reporting and resolving workplace harassment cases.
Participants actively engaged in interactive sessions, where they had the opportunity to discuss case studies, share best practices, and learn from each other’s experiences. The trainers encouraged an open and inclusive environment, enabling attendees to ask questions, seek clarifications, and brainstorm effective strategies for prevention and intervention.
Discussion Elements in training programme
The training programme also emphasized the importance of sensitizing communities and stakeholders about the gravity of these issues. Participants were encouraged to spread awareness and educate others, fostering a network of informed individuals who can contribute to the fight against trafficking and workplace harassment.
Insights Shared by Ms. Anjali Sharma on women’s empowerment
Ms. Anjali Sharma, a participant from a non-governmental organization working in the field of women’s empowerment, expressed her gratitude for the training, stating, “The sessions were comprehensive and insightful. They provided us with a holistic understanding of the challenges associated with trafficking and workplace harassment. I feel empowered to create change in my organization and community.”
The NIPCCD Regional Centre, Mohali, is committed to continuing such training programmes to equip individuals and organizations with the necessary tools to combat trafficking and create safer work environments. By promoting knowledge and awareness, they aim to reduce vulnerability, protect victims, and ensure that women can work in a safe and respectful atmosphere.
This online training programme gained significant attention on social media platforms, with participants and organizations sharing their key takeaways and expressing their commitment to implement preventive measures. The hashtags #EndHumanTrafficking and #SafeWorkplacesforWomen trended, raising further awareness and inspiring discussions on these critical issues.
The NIPCCD Regional Centre, Mohali raising further awareness and inspiring discussions on these critical issues.
Through initiatives like this training programme, it is hoped that the collective efforts of individuals, organizations, and governments will contribute to a society free from trafficking and workplace harassment. The NIPCCD Regional Centre, Mohali, sets an example by facilitating these crucial conversations and equipping participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create a safer and more inclusive world for women and children.