Jalandhar, September 29 : – In order to apprise women workforce about the various provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women work place (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013, the Water Supply and Sanitation department Friday organized a workshop & awareness program at their camp office cum rest house.The women staff of Department of Water Supply & Sanitation participated in this workshop. Professor Pushpinder Kaur Kajla from KCL Institute of Law (LLM) called upon the women to identify their rights as per this Act. Kajla said that the primary objective of the act was to ensure equality for women at the workplace besides making them feel safe and secure. She said that women must come forward to avail their rights under the act.Professor Kajla laid emphasis on the need to overcome social stigma to fight against atrocities against women. She said that though officially there was only 14.7 percent women workforce in urban areas and 25.3 percent in rural areas but unofficially this figure crosses 85 percent of the work force. She said that Indian Constitution envisages equal rights and opportunities for men and women so living with dignity and pride was the basic fundamental right of every women.
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