Edition 21 (8th-March-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.

8th March 2024 | Edition 21

Upcoming Event

Mark your calendars! In this section, we highlight an upcoming event you won't want to miss.

Despite facing immense pressures,
lawyers are frequently excluded from
mental health discourse. Our
roundtable aims to change that
narrative by providing a safe space
for advocates to openly discuss their
challenges and explore strategies for
fostering mental wellness in the
workplace. Admission is free, so
register today and contribute to this
vital conversation.

We are conducting a POSH
Certification Workshop on 20th &
21st April 2024. In this workshop,
understand the multifaceted realm of
sexual harassment inquiries. From
defining responsibilities of the IC to
navigating inquiry timelines and
redressing complaints, delve into
comprehensive strategies. The
participants will be provided with
draft templates, case laws &

In the Spotlight!

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

Our Partners, Samriti and Sana,
were panellist at FICCI Frames
2024, themed “Empowering Voices,
Ensuring Cine Safety,” the event
spotlighted safety challenges for
women and children in the
entertainment sector. Discussions
delved into partnership opportunities,
regulatory effectiveness of POCSO
and POSH from both psychological
and legal perspective.

As we delve into gender roles this
Women’s Day, a Tech Mahindra
video showcases women in STEM
fields challenging stereotypes. Yet,
despite their qualifications and
achievements, women in STEM
fields often find their expertise
overlooked within their own families,
pointing to deeply ingrained societal
biases and gender stereotypes that
still persist.

The theme this year is “Invest in
women: Accelerate progress” and
therefore we are celebrating our
commitment to inclusivity in the
workplace. We asked our team
members about what makes them
feel included, valued, and seen in
their roles. Click here to read what
our employees think.

This Women’s Day let’s ensure we
include the voices of Dalit women.
Dr. Ritu Singh has been protesting
over 193 days against caste
discrimination at Daulat Ram
College, Delhi. She was terminated
from her role as ad hoc Professor
allegedly due to her caste identity.
Read about it here.

Stay Current!

~ Spotlighting Landmark Judgments since passing of the Law!


A Brazilian cyclist’s harrowing gang
rape in Kurumahat, Jharkhand,
sparks global concern about India’s
tourist safety. Legal actions and
tourism initiatives underscore the
need for systemic change and

Calcutta High Court held that calling
an unknown woman “darling” is
sexual harassment and punishable
under law. The term is seen as
sexually suggestive and violates
laws against insulting a woman’s
modesty. This applies even if the man is drunk or meant it as a joke.

India Today’s controversial program
misrepresented LGBTQIA+
individuals, prompting NBDSA
intervention and issuance of new
guidelines. The guidelines states that
the media should avoid
sensationalism, hate speech, respect
privacy, and provide diverse


Today, it is important to consider the
issues faced by transwomen. Facing
violence both in the streets and in
the privacy of home, transwomen are
often forgotten when we speak of
women’s rights. Read this article to
find out

Engage with us!

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

Did you know?

On March 8, 1917, in Petrograd, women textile workers started protesting for
“Bread and Peace” – they wanted the end of World War I, food shortages, and
Tsarism. This led to the February Revolution, which, along with the October
Revolution, formed the Russian Revolution. Leon Trotsky, a revolutionary
leader, said, “23 February in Julian Calendar (which is 8th March) was
International Woman’s Day and meetings and actions were foreseen. But we
did not imagine that this ‘Women’s Day’ would inaugurate the great revolutions.

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: Do you how Indian women are faring in the STEM field?

Answer: A whopping 43% of Indian graduates in the STEM field are women.
However, when it comes to actually working in STEM, that number dwindles
down to 28%.
There is a systemic bias against women pursuing STEM in India. Fewer
research grants are awarded to women. Even fewer are published works by
women in leading journals.

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