On Thursday, 26th July, 2018, Martha Farrell Foundation (MFF) facilitated a day-long capacity building session for the members of Internal Committee (IC) of MSF India on their roles and responsibilities as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prohibition, Prevention, Redressal) Act, 2013. The session helped the participants in:
●Understanding what constitutes sexual harassment at workplace as per the law, its forms and types
●The role that committee can play in prevention of sexual harassment at workplace and enabling conducive and gender-just workplaces
●Demystifying the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013, understanding the procedure for conducting inquiry and providing support to the aggrieved
MFF is also supporting MSF India by acting as third party representation on the IC. In the future, we will support them with further capacity building of the IC and employees. We firmly believe that to facilitate gender-just and inclusive workplaces, organizations and institutions need to create safe spaces of expression and empathy for their employees, become sensitive to and incorporate their diverse needs, while ensuring end to end compliance of the SHWW (PRR) Act 2013. The collaboration between MFF and MSF will strengthen MSF’s commitment and efforts towards enabling a conducive and equal workplace.
Through Making Workplaces Safe programme, Martha Farrell Foundation has been supporting various organizations and institutions (including government, corporates and informal sector) to meaningfully comply with SHWW (PRR) Act 2013 and building safe and inclusive workplaces. To know more about our programme, please visit: http://www.marthafarrellfoundation.org/mws-about.php
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ Doctors Without Borders is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare in over 65 countries.