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391 complaints of sexual harassment received through She-Box, Smriti Irani tells Parliament

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Union Minister Smriti Irani told Parliament on Thursday that a total of 391 complaints related to sexual harassment of women have been received from various ministries. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed an online grievance management system, named as Sexual Harassment Electronic Box (C-Box), to facilitate registration of complaints related to sexual harassment of women at workplace. Through this, so many complaints related to sexual harassment have been received. This electronic box has been developed for women so that they can register complaints through it. Yes,

He said the analysis of the cases shows that many cases pertain to only two sexual assaults. He said that in many cases one person had given multiple complaints against one person and 32 complaints were related to violence against women, dowry harassment and suggestions. Irani said neither of the two cases of sexual harassment pertained to the ministry’s workplace.

Irani said 150 complaints have been received since January 2020.

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She-Box allows registration of complaints of sexual harassment at workplaces. Once the complaint is registered, it directly reaches the concerned authority having jurisdiction to take action in the matter.

Irani said the Center has issued advisories to state and union territory governments and central ministries and departments to strictly implement the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, so that women-friendly work. environment can be created.

Smriti Irani said that providing safe working environment to women in the country is top priority for the government. Keeping this in view, the Government has enacted ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Redressal and Grievance Redressal) Act, 2013’.

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