Law to protect women from workplace harassment soon

October 28th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India will soon have a law protecting women from sexual harassment at the workplace, Minister of Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath said Thursday. This, she added, was an effort to create a gender-just society.

Addressing state secretaries in charge of women and child development at a meeting, Tirath said: “Tremendous progress has been made towards framing a law that would ensure gender equality and safety for women at the workplace.”

“We will soon have legislation for protection of women from sexual harassment at workplace in place. The scheme for financial and support services to victims of rape - a scheme for restorative justice - has also been cleared. It is expected to be notified soon,” she added.

“We are taking all steps to move towards creating a gender justice society.”

The aim of the meeting was to review the progress in implementation of central schemes of the ministry and to roll out two new schemes recently approved by the cabinet.

The new schemes are the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls- SABLA- and the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).

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