New Delhi: While asserting that her government would not compromise with the security of women in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Thursday that men need to change themselves in order to minimize crime against women. (JPN/Bureau)
“Working women have to be provided safety and a sense of dignity. Sexual harassment has been a common phenomenon in our society. Male counterparts need to be sensitised that they shouldn't behave in a manner that is undignified towards women,” she said at the two-day seminar organised by Delhi Women’s Commission on prevention of sexual harassment at work place.
“As far as Delhi is concerned there will be no compromise on women's identity, security and dignity any way,” Dikshit said adding that the Delhi Government will ensure that women are safe at work place and will not fall victim to any body’s bad intent.
Dikshit also pressed for enactment of stronger laws against sexual harassment of women, which could be applicable to both corporate and public sectors equally.
The seminar was inaugurated by Sheila Dikshit and was headed by the Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Singh.
Dikshit also announced the establishment of Departmental Complaint’s Committee in 70 departments under Delhi Government for redressal of complaints at work place.
The Committee will be headed by three senior executives of Delhi Government who will keep a vigilant eye on women harassment incidents and will take necessary action.
Speaking on the occasion, Delhi Minister for Women and Child Development Kiran Walia said that it is important to control crime against women at workplaces.
"A Bill with regards to sexual harassment committee is ready and apart from public sector, private sector will also come under its ambit. When this Bill is passed, it will benefit a large number of women and prove to be a milestone in women safety," she said.
New Delhi: While asserting that her government would not compromise with the security of women in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Thursday that men need to change themselves in order to minimize crime against women.