Prevention of Sexual Harassment
There was a time when “sexual harassment” was spoken about in hushed tones and brushed under the carpet, for self-justified reasons of reputation, social stigma, relationship harmony, and many such improbabilities. With more awareness being created by the authorities and access to technology, individuals and organizations alike have woken up to the perils of ignoring the elephant in the room.
After many post-mortems, legislations have been passed. However, unlike other laws that govern society, the responsibility of ensuring POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) is applicable and utilized the right way lies with the individual and the organization where they are employed.
In lieu of this, it becomes pertinent for us to understand what exactly constitutes sexual harassment and what could be done to prevent it. This training is intended to do just that.
Who can take this course?
(Here organization need not be IT or ITES, can be a school, college, NGO, or any place where people are employed – salaried or otherwise)
This course is meant for those who:
- Individuals (not gender-specific) working in an organization at any hierarchy
- Entrepreneurs who interact with organizations
- Consultants who are self-employed, however, are contractually bound to different organizations
- Working professionals who wish to safeguard their own as well as others’ interests
- People who want to make a difference by treating others right away
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize sexual harassment.
- Describe different instances of sexual harassment.
- Differentiate between deviant behaviour and sexual harassment.
- Review their different experiences with the knowledge of sexual harassment.
- Practice effective communication and interpersonal behaviours so as not to cause discomfort to people around them.
- Use the knowledge of this learning to better protect themselves and those around them against sexual harassment.