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Call to provide protection to women at workplaceFrom Our CorrespondentSIALKOT: Speakers at a seminar have urged the government and other organisations to provide more protection to the working women at their workplace.They demanded this while addressing a seminar titled ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010’ held under

By our correspondents
August 27, 2015
Call to provide protection to women at workplace
From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: Speakers at a seminar have urged the government and other organisations to provide more protection to the working women at their workplace.
They demanded this while addressing a seminar titled ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010’ held under the auspices of two local NGOs here on Wednesday. The speakers including Asad Bajwa, Hamid Sulehri, Sumera Saleem, Shamim Khan and the representatives of 10 leading local sports goods manufacturing firms said that after making the said Act in 2010, all the employers belonging to public, private and civil-society sectors, had become legally bound to adopt and practice a certain mechanism in order to provide better and problem free environment to the women workers at workplace. They expressed concern that even after five years after the formation of the said Act, women were more exposed to the gender discrimination and sexual harassment at workplace than men. They said that awareness among the Sialkot-based industrialists regarding the provision of equal work opportunities to the women workers in their industries was on a steady rise. They asked the employers of different industries to make friendly-environment at their workplace in accordance with the Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010. They termed the seminar as a first step in Sialkot business history to invite the local industries on one platform for protection of women at their workplace. They asked the government to take steps to implement the Act for the women’s protection.