Since 1998, PRIA has conducted trainings on gender mainstreaming and prevention of sexual harassment with panchayats and over 100 organisations throughout the country. PRIA launched an e-Campaign Against Sexual Harassment in January 2010 through an interactive website (www.priacash.org), has its own Facebook account page and is on Twitter trying to advocate and build understanding regarding gender sensitive workplaces.
PRIA conducted a seminar in March 2010, in collaboration with ILO and UN Solution Exchange on 'Prevention of Sexual Harassment within Workplaces: Issues and Strategies' in New Delhi, bringing together different stakeholders from government, civil society, academia, trade unions, corporates and the informal sector on the proposed sexual harassment Bill.
A manual on the theme of ‘mainstreaming gender in institutions’ was prepared by PRIA at ILO’s request to be disseminated by ILO to all government agencies and companies in India and abroad.
PRIA also conducts gender sensitizing workshops (in 2011 it conducted a 5-day workshop for the women organisers of various settlements of the Tibetan Government in Exile in India). Success in conducting such workshops has given the organization the space to be recognized as a pioneer in this area and PRIA has conducted capacity building training workshops on sexual harassment for British Council Management Services Pvt. Ltd., Delhi Commission of Women, and Airports Authority of India at their workplaces and has sensitized their institutional complaints committee about sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is not only a reality that working women face but is also something that is reported by students on college campuses and other educational institutions against their teachers, principals, management representatives, seniors and peers. Young girls need to beware of the mobile phone with a camera and all those apps that help you display, capture and morph – all in the name of creativity. In the world of physical stalking, girls now also have to deal with “Facebook stalking”. These were the primary issues discussed at the training workshop conducted by PRIA for the Delhi Commission for Women at Hans Raj College, Delhi University on 15 March 2012. Twenty-seven students, non-teaching staff and teaching staff who together represented 7 College Complaints Committees from the North and South Campuses of Delhi University participated in this training.
A direct consequence of the association of PRIA’s campaign against sexual harassment at the workplace and Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) commitment towards the prevention of sexual harassment within their workplace resulted in a partnership that entailed a training programme for 5,000 employees from AAI’s southern region headquartered in Chennai and eastern region headquartered in Kolkata.
Its work on the issues prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace also has a research focus.In association with M/s Kochhar& Co., New Delhi PRIA conducted a Rapid Situational Analysis of labour departments and state women’s commissions across 12 states of India.