Chryslynn D’Costa (for Info only, not official)


Chryslynn D’Costa

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    ...In India, the revolution was seeded a few decades earlier. In 1992, Bhanwari Devi, a saathin (social worker) in Rajasthan, was gang-raped for stopping the marriage of an infant girl child. Her prolonged legal battle saw activists and lawyers coming together to file a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court. This PIL brought to light the vulnerabilities that Indian women were exposed to in the workplace. In 1997 came the Supreme Court’s landmark judgement, which came to be known as the Vishakha Guidelines. These guidelines have now been superseded by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, making them mandatory for companies with more than 10 employees. ...

    Live Mint on Aug. 15, 2017, 2:58 a.m.