Anti-sexual abuse law: Three-day workshop held

Participants included personnel from public organisations, civil society representatives and youth


News Desk June 24, 2012



A three-day workshop for trainers on anti-sexual harassment legislation was held by Mehergarh, a centre for learning, said a press released issued by Mehergarh on Sunday.


Participants included personnel from public organisations, civil society representatives and youth from across the country.

The participants were divided into provincial groups after the training and asked to develop strategies for the legislation’s implementation in their respective provinces.

The participants agreed that on the need for employees to realise that the law is designed so everyone can benefit from having a dignified work environment.

Participants from Balochistan suggested that the taxonomy (cartoons) of sexual harassers is a creative way to shift the focus of sexual abuse from the victim to the abuser.

The training’s resource person, Maliha Hussain, appreciated the positive attitude of participants towards the legislation’s enforcement.

Published in The Express Tribune, 25th, 2012.

COMMENTS (1)

UJane | 9 years ago | Reply Women don't like it that so many "professional" men judge us on our appearance above all else. Even when they know that we have families and professional accomplishments, their opinions of us still come down to how good our butts look in a dress. It doesn't seem to matter what kind of character we have or how good our ideas are. And if we try to downplay our sexuality by covering up, we're ridiculed as "prudes". We're darned if we do and darned if we don't. That's why I'm starting my own business. So I can just be a professional without having one arbitrary aspect of my person constantly scrutinized. If men cannot keep themselves from being so distracted by women's bodies (covered or not), they are not fit to hold positions of decision-making authority.
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