WCD launches SHe-box portal for women employees to record sexual harassment complaints

Women and Child Development ministry launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints

PTI July 24, 2017 14:35:23 IST
WCD launches SHe-box portal for women employees to record sexual harassment complaints

The Women and Child Development ministry  launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace on Monday.

WCD launches SHebox portal for women employees to record sexual harassment complaints

File image of Maneka Gandhi. AFP

"We are also going to soon conduct a national survey to assess the nature and magnitude of sexual harassment at the workplace," Union minister Maneka Gandhi said after launching the portal at her office here.

The WCD minister also instructed officials to make the SHe-box' (sexual harassment electronic box) as "interactive" as possible. "To begin with, central government women employees can file complaints, but we are going to widen the ambit to include the private sector as well," she said.

The decision to host an online platform for sexual harassment cases was taken by the WCD ministry last October after the ministry  received complaints from women employees from various ministries.

The e-platform will be hosted on the WCD ministry's website and the complaints will then be taken up with the respective ministries or departments.

"We just need to make a few changes in our online interface. Once it is done, employees from private companies would also be able to lodge complaints," Gandhi added.

The decision to host an online platform for sexual harassment cases was taken by the WCD ministry last October after the minister received complaints from women employees in various ministries.

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