April 17, 2024

New Act To Fight Sexual Harassment In TN Textile Sector

Tamil Nadu has introduced the multi stakeholder Textile Industry Coalition (TiC), to spearhead fight against sexual harassment in the textile industry.

The initiative aims to fortify the implementation of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act, ensuring a safer workplace for women.

TiC is a collaborative platform, uniting brands, manufacturers, government entities, service providers, and various other stakeholders.

The coalition’s primary focus is to foster a culture of zero tolerance towards sexual harassment and violence, particularly in the women-dominated textile sector of Tamil Nadu.

By setting industry-standardised guidelines and codes of conduct, TiC aspires to elevate workplace safety, covering the entire textile value chain from production to policy.

The initiative is not only about compliance but also about creating an inclusive industry where women can thrive without fear and has also established thousands of Internal Complaints Committees (ICCs).

The launch of TiC has been met with widespread acclaim, setting a precedent for other industries to emulate.

It underscores the importance of addressing gender-based violence and harassment, not only as a social and ethical imperative but also as a critical factor in enhancing industry productivity and competitiveness.

The initiative marks a significant stride towards achieving gender equality and empowerment in the workforce, heralding a safer, more respectful, and inclusive work environment for all.

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