SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE
Sexual harassment as for long been trivialised as ‘eve-teasing’, but in 1997, in response to a case filed by women's groups, the Supreme Court of India recognised the specificities of sexual harassment at the workplace and issued guidelines to pave the way for judicial remedy. More than a decade later, and despite the continued efforts of the women's movement, women who complain still have to deal with biased and arbitrary complaints committees, false cases foisted on them and loss of jobs, not to mention severe emotional and mental trauma. 

To understand the enormity and complexity of the issue, Saheli conducted a survey with working women in 1998, and developed a play titled Mahaul Badalna Hai in 1999-2000. Performances of the play have led to vibrant discussions and workshops with varied constituencies - students, domestic workers, guards, and so on over the years. 

At the same time, we continue to handle individual cases and are active on complaints committees of government and non-government institutions. Even as we grapple with the nuances of drafting a civil law to deal with the issue, we campaign to make society recognise sexual harassment as a major hurdle to women's right to a safe and conducive working environment.



PUBLICATIONS

OPENING THE PANDORA'S BOX
Sexual Harassment, Corruption in an NGO
December 2003

MAHAUL BADALNA HAI
A Play Script (Hindi)
April 2001

ANOTHER OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD
Sexual Harassment at the Workplace (English + Hindi)
Report of a Survey
October 1998



ARTICLES

MISPLACED MORALITY
A Saheli Critique of the Complaints Committee 
Report and Action Taken by Chintan, Delhi
OPENING THE PANDORA'S BOX: Report on a Case in an NGO
Newsletter Jan – Apr 2004 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT... MARKING WOMEN'S DAY 2003 
Newsletter Jan - Apr 2003

CAMPAIGN FOR SAFE UNIVERSITY
Newsletter Sept – Dec 2002 

WENLIDO: Women’s Path of Strength
Newsletter Jan – Apr 2002 

Newsletter Jan - Apr 2002

CASE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN AN NGO
No Negotiation On Women’s Right To A Safe Workplace
Newsletter March 2001

MAHAUL BADALNA HAI – Curtains Up on a New Saheli Play
Newsletter July 2000

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE
– Supreme Court Guidelines - A Case Study
Newsletter Sep 1998

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE
Finally the Supreme Court Acknowledges the Problem
Newsletter Sep 1997

Towards A Safer Workplace: The Guidelines In Brief
Newsletter Sep 1997

CAUTION! Men at Work
Newsletter Nov 1996