Edition 16 (2nd-February-2024)

The Equilibrio Gazette

A brief bulletin for building safe workspaces!

This weekly newsletter is your gateway to staying current on relevant
laws (like POSH, POCSO, Transgender Persons Act, etc.) and the
psychosocial intersections that impact the workplace.

2nd Feb 2024 | Edition 16

In the Spotlight!

Explore ways to build your knowledge and capacity with our team of in-house experts!

Unpacking the Misconceptions: Last
week we discussed workplace safety
as discussed during the Bollywood
actress’s roundtable. This nuanced
debate delves deep into societal
expectations, workplace
responsibilities, and the intricate
dance between reaction and
prevention. Is it about responding to
the moment or reshaping the
narrative altogether? Check now

If an organization constitutes an IC
having a minimum of 4 members as
required under the law but does not
have an External Member on that IC,
such an IC will not be considered as
a valid IC and it will be a noncompliance of the law.

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Stay Current!

~ Spotlighting Landmark Judgments since passing of the Law!

I - LEGAL UPDATES

The Gujarat High Court emphasized
the need for impartial Internal
Committees (IC) in educational
institutions like GNLU to address
sexual harassment complaints
transparently, rejecting suggestions
of police oversight in handling
complaints.

The Madras High Court, in a case
concerning sexual harassment,
criticized the trial’s continuation
without identifying the accused for
three years. It emphasized the
ordeal victims face in court, quashing
the proceedings as a “mockery upon
womanhood”.

The Patna High Court acquitted the
appellant in a POCSO case due to
the lack of direct and consistent
witness testimony. Despite
circumstantial evidence, the court
found insufficient proof beyond
reasonable doubt.

The Patna High Court acquitted the
appellant in a POCSO case due to
the lack of direct and consistent
witness testimony. Despite
circumstantial evidence, the court
found insufficient proof beyond
reasonable doubt.

II - EXPLORING INTERSECTIONS

The Psychosocial Impact of the
process of Inquiry on the
Respondent. Bringing empathy into
spaces of redressal of sexual harm
and violence is challenging.

The Madras High Court recently
expressed concern over the rising
issue of porn addiction, particularly
among teenagers, emphasizing its
accessibility and detrimental effects.
This article explores the need for a
supportive approach, acknowledging
porn addiction as a genuine mental
health issue.

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Here's your weekly food for thought through a Fun Fact or Quiz.

Did you know?

Female enrolment in higher education is up by 28% in 10 years in India. In
STEM courses, girls and women make up 43% of enrolment, one of the highest
in the world.

Have a burning question about POSH? Maybe Mental Health at Work, Child
safety or DEI&B strategies? Drop us an email with your query and we would
love to answer it, in all seriousness.

Curious Cat:
What is addiction and its main forms?

EA Team:
Addiction is a compulsive dependence on a substance or behavior.
The two main forms are substance addiction (like drugs or alcohol) and
behavioral addiction (such as gambling or internet use). Therapy can help
overcome addiction by providing coping strategies, addressing underlying
issues, and offering support. It provides a supportive environment for
individuals to explore their motivations and goals, empowering them to make
positive changes in their lives.

Here’s all the tools you need to build safe and equitable workspaces!
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