Does workplace sexism exist? Yes, it definitely does. The Heads of HR, Occupational Engagement, CSR and a member of an Internal Committee showed us real life examples of workplace harassment.
We conducted a workshop creating awareness about the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (POSH) Act for Suzlon members heading CSR across the country, Occupational Engagement team, HR, Company Doctors and interns. The workshop was conducted by Tania Echaporia on 10th April 2019 at Suzlon One Earth, Pune.
With the aim of creating awareness about the POSH Act and how it translates in everyday work life, the workshop included topics like gender, biases and stereotypes, sexual harassment, sections of the Indian Penal Code, working of the Internal Committee, Consent and how all of it is interlinked. With the help of various games, activities, group discussions, role play and fun, we had team members of Suzlon from all over India thinking about safety, comfort and the workplace from a whole new light.
Many of the members shared experiences of gender biases they had seen, faced or heard of, while Jasmine shared her insights from being on the organisation’s Internal Committee. The day ended with aware, sensitised adults who aimed to make their own teams and workplaces safe for all and encouraged one another to share their stories.
You can check out more pictures of the workshop here.