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Policy to protect women from harassment needed: AIDWA

Policy to protect women from harassment needed: AIDWA
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The All India Democratic Womens Association AIDWA on Monday sought a new policy to protect women who face sexual harassment and related offences at the workplace

Coimbatore: The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) on Monday sought a new policy to protect women who face sexual harassment and related offences at the workplace.

Speaking at a meeting on 'Challenges Faced by Women in the Field of Media' organised by women journalists here, vice-president of AIDWA U Vasuki said complaints of sexual harassment, including the recent ‘Metoo’ campaign, without proper investigation was leading to women being targeted and character assassination.

Referring to playback singer Chinmayi's problems with lyricist Vairamuthu who has been accused of harassment, the AIDWA vice-president said it was ridiculous on the part of a famous composer to say that he would no longer work with the singer.

Vasuki, also a CPI(M) central committee member, assured the women journalists of taking up their cause, and asked them to express their problems. Many women journalists presented their views and the types of harassment subjected to at the workplace.

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