First Prevent, then redress

The Week

In 1997, Chief Justice of India J.S. Verma came up with a stellar set of guidelines, while disposing of a bunch of petitions regarding protection from sexual harassment in the workplace, in a judgment now famous as the Vishaka judgment (named after the organisation which was the primary petitioner). His team drew from the best gender sensitive practices in countries like Canada and Australia, defined sexual harassment and laid down guidelines on how organisations should work towards protecting women from sexual harassment. Continue Reading.