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Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

Starts on: 1 st & 15 th of every month | Duration:10 weeks | Registration open

Course Developers

Ms. Martha Farrell

Ms. Martha Farrell, (Director), PRIA, an alumnus of Delhi University, Ms. Farrell holds a degree of Masters of Social Work. Her career spans more than 25 years in the field of education, research and policy advocacy, especially on issues related to gender. She has written extensively on women and gender related issues and has presented papers in various national and international conferences and workshops. She has written manuals for the teaching of the adult learner which are translated into several languages and used extensively in the Adult Literacy Programme of the country. In recent years, she has established the PRIA International Academy of Lifelong Learning. Her research areas and interests include women's political empowerment, gender mainstreaming in organisations (especially the issue of prevention of sexual harassment) and continuing education and local governance.

Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Dr. Rajesh Tandon is President-Founder of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organisation providing support to grass roots initiatives in South Asia. Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He has served on numerous government task forces and committees both nationally and internationally. He is also the UNESCO Co-Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Ms. Nandita Pradhan Bhatt

Ms. Nandita Pradhan Bhatt, (Assistant Programme Manager), PIALL is a development professional and has been associated with the sector for more than 12 years. During her career as a development professional, among other things, Nandita has focused upon Gender Mainstreaming at an institutional level, which has included working on the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace.

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The recently enacted Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, prohibition and redressal) Act 2013, makes it mandatory for organisations to implement a sexual harassment prevention and redressal mechanism as prescribed by the law. Noncompliance of the same is punishable by the law which will result in a large fine and the possibility of having ones license revoked.

The workplace has always been considered the domain of men and even with the entry of women the norms, systems and policies of the workplace failed to recognise and incorporate the different and specific needs of women. This resulted in various forms of gender discrimination, including Sexual harassment in the workplace, which is a reality for a large number of working women in India and across the world. It is the unequal gender relations and equations that are the central factors through which sexual harassment is perpetuated within workplaces.

This course is aimed at helping learners develop an understanding of gender discrimination against women in society and contextualizing the sexual harassment of women in the workplace, within this broad framework.

The course defines sexual harassment, the workplace and explains several terms and concepts such as the 'glass ceiling', 'socialisation' and 'patriarchy' for the learner to understand the issue in its entirety. It also considers the various factors that promote a safe, just and egalitarian workspace for both men and women.


  • A one-of-a-kind innovative course, offered in a distance mode
  • Prepared by experts, based on practitioner experience, primarily in the Indian context
  • Examples and cases of sexual harassment to help understand the facets of sexual harassment
  • Helps develop practical competencies within learners to address sexual harassment in the workplace


All men and women employed in a workplace – public or private, including

  • Any government department, organisation, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office and its branches
  • Any private sector organisation or a private venture, undertaking, enterprise, institution
  • Hospitals or nursing homes
  • Sports institutes, stadiums, sports complexes, completion or games venue
  • Educational institutions, private organisations
  • Private households
  • Transport companies
  • Hotels, restaurants, shops and malls
  • Anyone who is involved in work within the organised, unorganized, private sectors, including domestic help and agricultural workers


On completion of this course, the learner would be able to:

  • Gain critical understanding of 'Sexual Harassment' within the context of the workplace
  • Understand the methodology required for addressing 'Sexual Harassment' within the context of the newly enacted workplace Act
  • Develop skills in processes required to create a conducive environment within the workplace


  • 4 modules
  • Self-assessment test after each module
  • 2 videos in the course
  • Each module will have:
    1. Powerpoint presentation highlighting the content of the module
    2. Additional readings


Module 1: Understanding Gender at Workplace

  • An Introduction to Gender at the Workplace
  • Origin and Prevalence of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
  • National and International Standards for Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

Module 2: Understanding Sexual Harassment

  • Conceptual understanding of sexual harassment at the workplace
  • Defining sexual harassment at the workplace
  • Scope of Indian law on sexual harassment at the workplace

Module 3: Making Workspace Safe

  • Responding to Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
  • Redressal Role of the Complaints Committee: Filing of Complaints
  • Redressal Role of the Complaints Committee: Investigation of complaints

Module 4: Responding to and Addressing Sexual Harassment within the Workplace

  • Role of the Employer in the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Measures to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Workplaces
  • Role of Stakeholders in Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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