Sexual harassment policies should be popularised in the country – CHRAJ Commissioner

General News of Thursday, 13 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comSexual harassment policies should be popularised in the country – CHRAJ Commissionerplay videoThe Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph WhittalThe Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Joseph Whittal, has stated that sexual harassment policies should be popularised in every institution to put checks on sexual harassment cases. According to him, it is now a national requirement under the national anti-corruption plan that every institution should have such a policy because it has become the basis for protecting women in an era where sexual harassment is so pervasive. Mr. Whittal stated that there are no specific policies for institutions or workplaces to protect women from sexual harassment, however, the Labour Act requires that the employer takes action against harassment at the workplace. The Labour Act defines sexual harassment as any unwelcome, offensive or importunate sexual advances or request made by an employer or superior officer or a co-worker, whether the worker is a man or woman. Esther Tawiah, Executive Director of Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GenCED), on her part added that the main motive behind the forum is to decide on the labour laws and women’s rights because over the years, women’s rights are being violated at the work places.


December 13, 2018 19:18 UTC

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