Topic: social empowerment
1) Sexual harassment at workplace is often a manifestation of expression of power, in the light of the above statement discuss the loopholes and the inadequacies in the implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and suggest what needs to be done.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article talks about the lacunae the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act would face owing to implementation difficulties as most of the time the act of harassment is a result of power expression.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must first justify why the sexual harassment at workplace is often a manifestation of power and in what way the Act fails to address the issue in totality owing to different reasons.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by explaining the statement in the question.
Discussion should include the following:
First discuss the coming of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act. Its benefits and the relief it brought with it.
Then move on to discuss how Sexual harassment cases at the workplace continue to be reported in large numbers, which means that the nature of the workplace itself needs to be questioned.
Substantiate sufficiently how laws alone are not enough and other redressal mechanisms need to be put in place to address the issue.
Conclude by stating the way forward.